One of Europe’s most iconic festivals is called Fiestas San Fermin which includes the ‘Running of the Bulls’. Immortalized in literature by Ernest Hemingway, this explosive, passionate and occasionally gory festival is an important element of Spanish heritage. Our Travel Consultant Emma Mitchell shares her experience and photos with us:
In July I headed to Pamplona to experience the festival that is known as Running Of The Bulls with On The Go tours. For 9 days every July the small city of Pamplona turns into a sea of red and white as hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate.
Everyone gathered in the 40 degree head in the main square to see the opening of the ceremony. The energy was electric and red and white filled the streets.
The ceremony kicks off with everyone throwing Sangria in the air – everyone dresses is white with red scarves for this tradition!
The Streets of Pamplona
Looking for more information on travelling to Spain for this festival? Contact Emma Mitchell, an International Travel Consultant at Flight Centre Pender Street in Vancouver by connecting with her online or calling 1-866-299-3114.