San Fermin 2019
• San Fermin 2019
Every year thousands of thrill-seekers from around the world come to the city of Pamplona - one of the oldest cities in Spain to take part in the festival of San Fermin. For the first time it took place in the distant 1591.
The festival usually lasts for 9 days and begins with the "Running of the Bulls" - joint races of bulls in the city and people.
Today, in the lens and the running of the bulls "wild" festival of San Fermin 2019.
The Festival of San Fermin and Spirituality - incompatible concepts. It is accompanied by copious libations of alcohol (especially popular in Spain fruit wine "Sangria"), dancing, and other attributes of fun.
This holiday is celebrated in Pamplona since the late 16th century. It is believed that Saint Fermin, which is celebrated these days, lived in the fifth century and was the first Christian bishop of the city.
But the famous San Fermin festival primarily due Running of the Bulls - a run of 12 raging bulls. More than 216 hours celebration Running of the Bulls actually lasts for about fifteen minutes.
Animals have their own run to the bullring approximately 850 meters. The streets of the old town - the curves and narrow - fenced in advance.
In front of the bulls run festival participants, several hundred people - lovers of thrills. Their cheering standing along the street on the sidewalk and balconies citizens homes.
Animals very quickly catching up the lists of participants and mercilessly knocked down all those who seem to be quite agile.
At the end of the "Running of the Bulls", about 850 meters long, which allowed overcoming the two and a half minutes, the bulls come running to the arena.
runners are often foreigners. In some years, the figure was 70%; most on holiday gathers from the US - 24% of the total, Australians and New Zealanders - 11% of Britons - 4%.
a record number of victims was in 1924, when the bull devoured 13 and injured 200 people.
A long time ago members of this dangerous race, which Ernest Hemingway admired, could only be young men. Now this restriction is removed: many women also compete in the race with the bulls.
In the evening, at half past six bullfights begins at this stage, which lasts for several hours. But that is another story.