The history of the fiesta goes back to the middle ages. It is more of a religious celebration to honor Saint Fermín. The fiesta is consisted of tournaments and acrobats and much more. Comparsa de Gigantes is a main parade of the celebration where people go marching in the streets with big heads. A main figure of the celebration is Ernest Hemingway who was a writer and reporter who let the world know what the fiesta is about. He has gone to the celebration over 40 times and you can see his adventures in his books.
Celebrated July 6-14 Everyone wears red and white Its considered non stop partying Don’t let the bulls catch you!!
Txupinazo- July 6, midday Encierro- July 7-14, every morning at 8 AM Corrida-July 7-14, every afternoon at 6:30 PM Procession: July 7, 10 AM Giants and Cabezudos- Every morning Pobre de Mi- July 14, midnight Other events: Other events such as concerts and fireworks displays are performances that happen every 90 minutes of the entire festival.
The kick off to San Fermín by setting off a giant rocket in the plaza.
Every morning of the celebration bulls that are used for the bull fights run through town and the people run with them.
Every afternoon of the celebration bullfights occur and are considered the central part of the celebration.
A lively and photogenic religious affair where the people admire the statue of the saint and other various official bodies.
The morning parade which carries most important figures by dancers and entertains the people.
The last of the celebration where party clubs come to the plaza and sing a half-ironic tragic song. People grieve that the celebration is over and there is no more partying.