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San Fermin 2011: Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls

Tourists enjoy the facilities of a hotel in Pamplona where the stuffed body of a bull named Bravio stands. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) Click images to view full-size. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: And they’re off! Running of the Bulls Begins in Pamplona, Spain

A ‘mozo’ or runner is turned round by a young bull at Pamplona’s bullring after finishing the first run of the 2011 San Fermines festival on July 7. (Jesus Caso / EPA). Zoom.

San Fermin Festival In Pamplona. PETA Protests. Corrida in Barcelona.

Spain celebrates a Saint Fermin (San Fermin Festival), traditionally takes place in the city of Pamplona. The main «enserro» is a bulls runs through the streets of the city. The ceremony of «Sanfermines” (Los Sanfermines) opened on Monday at noon with a traditional rockets launch from the City Hall balcony.

A day before, in Pamplona… PETA and Animas Naturalis had a bloody campaign against the entertainment in the days of the festival of St. Fermin. Dozens of people on the central square of the city poured paint on their bodies like blood. The aim of the activists – to ban corrida and street race with bulls.

Meanwhile, on 5th of July a corrida has started in Barcelona, the traditional season which begins in March and ends in October.

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