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Encierro 2014 (Running of the Bulls)

“The bulls are my best friends.”  – From The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

 The Fiesta de San Fermin (Sanfermines) takes place from July 6 to July 14 every year in the Basque city of Pamplona in northern Spain.   996 more words


Tasting San Fermín!

People around the world associate annual San Fermín festival in Pamplona (Navarre) with the running of the bulls, but Sanfermines (as it’s known to locals) also involves a range of local traditions and folkloric customs that are carried out year after year in honor of this region’s patron saint. 215 more words

Spanish Foods


Although I am in Spain, I will not be attending the controversial running of the bulls in Pamplona. Instead, to mark the San Fermín festival, which started yesterday, I offer this splendid statue from Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.


2014-07-06 San Fermin

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The festival of San Fermín (or Sanfermines, Basque: Sanferminak) in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. 496 more words


A Foreigner's Guide to San Fermin: A Few Wise Words Before You Start Chugging Sangria

San Fermin is the most marvelous time of the year, and it deserves to be cherished, so:
Don’t be that idiot that ruins it for everyone. 884 more words


Uno de enero, dos de febrero, tres de marzo, cuatro de abril… Cinco de mayo, seis de junio, siete de julio SAN FERMÍN!


"you can sleep when you're dead!" heh...

Gotta love feeling the consequences of going to bed at 6:20am before having to get up for class at 8am… Rough. Cat naps help more than nothing, though, I suppose… I really wasn’t hungry for breakfast but I knew at least the caffeine of the tea would help me wake up, so I ate it. 706 more words