Fiestas of San Fermín - Pamplona
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Fiestas of San Fermín

Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
Fiestas, traditions and events of interest / Local festival


Fiestas of San Fermín - Chupinazo San Fermín
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Fiestas of San Fermín - Kilikis y cabezudos
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Fiestas of San Fermín - Detalle cartel 2018
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Fiestas of San Fermín - Plaza del Castillo
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Chupinazo San Fermín
From July 6th to 14th every year the word fiesta is written in capital letters in Pamplona. The Sanfermines have arrived. When the chupinazo (ceremonial rocket) is fired the city explodes into life. Thousands of people from all over the world descend on the city, which dresses up in red and white. For nine days the streets turn into a feast of friendship, joy, music and non-stop partying, to the rhythm of the charangas and the peñas.

The encierro (Bull Run) is the only moment of the day when the party stops, and great tension descends on the route just a few minutes before the bulls start their 'race' behind the mozos (young men). The surge of emotions culminates in the bullring at the end of the run. The fiesta continues with caldico (clear broth) chocolate with churros (long doughnuts), the Gigantes (ceremonial giants) and Cabezudos (carnival figures with big heads), the aperitif, the bullfight in the evening, or the fireworks at night. These then give way to all-night partying.


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