Pamplona bull-running festival kicks off Annual bull-fighting festival got underway in Pamplona
Eastern Eye Staff
THOUSANDS of revellers wearing red and white sprayed each other with red wine in Pamplona’s main square last Wednesday (6) for the start of Spain’s famed San Fermin bull-running festival. The nine-day fiesta got underway at midday to cries of “Viva San Fermin!” at city hall, followed seconds later by the firing of a firecracker known as the chupinazo. Masses of merrymakers, many wearing traditional white outfits trimmed with red neckerchiefs and cummerbunds, danced and sprayed each other with cheap wine as red and white confetti rained down on them. For the first time this year, the person who launched…
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