When / Where / Why??? 6th-14th July every year When? Where? Town Hall of Pamplona, Northern Spain Why? Though the history is unclear, evidences of the Bull Running celebrations can be traced back to 14th century. It is widely believed that the event initially originated to bring the bulls from off- site corrals, to sell at the market, men would attempt to speed up the cattle using tactics of fear and excitement .Over the years, this changed into a competition as youngsters attempt to race in front of the bull without being overtaken .
. The seven- day festival is conducted from 6 th to 14 th of July every year. There is no bull running on the opening day.People above 18 yrs can participate without any registration. All should dress in white with a red handkerchief around their necks and a red sash around their waist. Once the signal is on, six bulls along with six steers chargedown the street towards the bullring along an 825m stretch.once all the rings entered the bullring and the final rockets marks the end of the Bull Run.
DOsReach the venue early and take thecorners tight, as the bulls are going to gowide. Viewers can stand behind the fence oron balconiesMusic, dancing and drinking allowed,but don’t drink too muchIt is acceptable to tap the bull with arolled-up newspaperWhile running, if you slip, trip, getpushed, stumble, or just plain fall – staydown.
Don’tsPeople below 18 yrs of age must notrunCrossing police barriers placed toensure that the run goes off smoothly.Respect the bull; never pull its tail orany action that could hamper itAvoid waiting in corners, blind spots,doorways or in entrances to otherestablishments located along the run.Glass is not allowedPhotography prohibited, with outdue authorization
Thank You Aug 14 2012Michael Haas | Cheaptickets.sg