Running with the bulls

The San Fermín festival, one of Spain’s most famous festivals, started in Pamplona. Tens of thousands of people are attending the nine-day event. The festival is held every year and starts at noon on July 6 after a rocket is fired from the city hall.

Every morning of the festival, hundreds of people run in front of 6 fighting bulls in narrow streets usually wearing the traditional dress of white shirts and pants with red sashes. The run lasts around 3 minutes, and is a bit dangerous. Every year, a few people get injured.

Did you know?

Els Enfarinats is an annual festival celebrated in the town of Ibi in Spain on December 28. People dress up in military costumes and throw flour and eggs at each other.

Image Credits: www.viajar24h.com for the San Fermin festival’s image

Sources: http://www.sanfermin.com/index.php/en/