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Bulls, bulls**t and boys being boys...ad nauseum

Those of you outside of Spain might not have heard of the case of “La Manada” (The Herd).  But you’ve probably heard of the Running of the Bulls.  471 more words

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Sanfermines ’78

Throughout its long history, the Sanfermines has been interrupted on only a few occasions, and always for political reasons.  In 1937 and 1938 it was because of the Civil War, La Guerra Civil (17 July 1936-1 April 1939) and as recently as 1997, when there was a partial suspension of the fiesta following the kidnapping of a young city council member from the village of Emua in Vizcaya, Miguel Ángel Blancol, who was subsequently murdered by members of ETA, the Basque separatist group, two days later.  904 more words

Fiesta De San Fermín

Running With The Bulls

The Feria del Toro has been an important part of Pamplona’s legendary festival for more than 100 years. The 8-day Festival Of The Bull, the encierro, the running of the bulls and the bullfights in the afternoopn, was a favorite of Papa Hemingway, whose classic 1926 novel, “ 378 more words

Fiesta De San Fermín

The Bulls for Sanfermines 2018

The ranches, Granderías, for the Feria del Toro and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, have been selected for the Fiesta de San Fermín 2018.   78 more words

Fiesta De San Fermín

The Sanfermines of 1978

There is anybody at Pamplona who has never heard of the Sanfermines of 1978 or of Germán Rodríguez. As everybody knows, Francisco Franco died in 1975 and since then, a critical atmosphere was established in the streets of Pamplona due to the violence of ETA and the confrontations with the Armed Police. 299 more words

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Sanfermines

Despite living here 2 out of the last 3 years, I’ve never made it to Pamplona’s fiesta before today. If huge crowds, three different songs playing within as many metres, and genuine hospitality and warmth is what makes you tick, then I do recommend you come visit at least one time. 363 more words

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