Running of the Bulls and Festival of San Fermin 2009 Hints and Tips

There are more than a few things that can befall the unexposed Festival of San Fermin and Running of the Bulls tourist and it is our aim today to attempt to educate and enlighten all concerned as to how to avoid some of the common mistakes that can detract from your enjoyment of this greatest of parties. The primary thing to remember is that it can be very hot at this time of year in Pamplona and this can cause more than a few problems if not approached with common sense and a little forward planning. As well as the heat there is also the fact that there are thousands upon thousands of tourists here during the Running of the Bulls and the Festival of San Fermin, so common petty thievery is rife, but again, with a little forward thinking, common sense will win the day. As for the Bull Run itself there are many things one should not do pre, during and post running with the bulls so we will try and address some of these points also.

The Festival - San Fermin

The Bull Run - San Fermin

The running of the bulls begins at 8.00am from the 7th to the 14th July this year but in reality you need to be inside the 3/4 mile running course by 7.00am. to avoid being pushed out by security. The run starts in a stretch of old style Spanish street between two tall buildings towards the river and downhill from the town hall. As you can imagine, it's slightly unnerving and would be more so if the skin-full of sangria, dancing and no sleep, hadn't numbed and frayed the nerves just a little. It's a surreal sight to behold, much like the start of a marathon, but everyone dressed in red and white garb with thousands of the participants being drunken Spaniards and tourists with red scarves. If you think it sounds crazy, fear not, as you are permitted to protect yourself from the 700kg bulls with a rolled-up newspaper. It couldn't be simpler really.Not!

Whew, quite a lot to remember but we certainly hope this short list will help, there are of course many, many other things we could suggest and indeed in future blogs some of them will be noted but for now it's Gora......San Fermin.

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