San Fermín in Pamplona

by Globetrotter on 06 July 2008EN
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The San Fermín (the most famous event is The Encierro "The Running of the bulls") in Pamplona, Spain is celebrated annually from July 6 (noon) - July 14 (midnight). It is a traditional festival which originated in the medieval period. The novel "The Sun Also Rises/Fiesta" (1924) by Ernest Hemingway made the festival internationally known. Nowadays the Encierro is critisised by animal-rights activists because the bulls get slaughtered in the arena after the run.

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