Running with the Bulls : R u Insane?????
I am not Joking. Its called “Pamplona Bull Run”.
|Place||Pamplona, In the region of Navarra, Spain|
|When||6th to 14th July|
|No of Days||9|
The fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Pamplona in the region of Navarra. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls. The festival is for the patron saint San Fermin, a religious one now taking a secondary role over the last few years and the running of the bulls become the primary. The festival is attracting the mass from all over the world, who come here for partying , fun and Joy.
The famous bollywood movie “Zindagi na Milegi dobara” has also made an effort to showcase the Feasts in every possible way. The below are some of the stills from the movie.
Before this movie was released i was seriously unaware of the feasts. Not also in my dream i can think about something like this.
The festival is celebrated in the honor of famous Saint – San Fermin. Its a 7 day festival held in small town or villages of Spain , Portugal and Mexico. The need for this event comes from : they required to transfer the bull from the off site corrals where they had spent last night to the Bull ring where they will be killed in the Evening. So for this many youngsters would run in front of these bulls in Full white cloth with red bandana . When 1st Rocket blows it means Bulls are out and 2nd Rocket blows means Bulls have started running so now after the blow of 2nd Rocket the participants should start running.
Before the running of the bulls , a set of wodden or iron barricades is erected on the streets to direct the bulls along the route. Also double barricades are erected so that if any participants want to exit the race , he can do it easily.