People celebrate San Fermin festival

The Dangers of Running of the Bulls, is it worth it?

A TotesNewsworthy Tip, is it worth it?

More than one million people usually attend the annual festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. This region is a heavily visited tourist region around the year due to its lovely wines, cultural heritage, and fantastic gastronomic offerings. However, what most people think of when they think of Pampolma is the Running of the Bulls. The first San Fermin Fiesta began July 7, 1591, and was a reasonably lackluster event, nothing like it has evolved into in the last few decades.

The original event was created more out of the necessity of moving the bulls from their pen to the bullfighting ring on the opposite side of town. Townspeople decided to add entertainment the 2-day affair and included music, a parade, food, wine, and one bullfight. Over time this was transformed into the worldwide phenomena it is today, complete with a spectacular fireworks display on the final evening. Sounds like a lot of fun, right? But not for everyone.

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