The San Fermín Festival is a Festival of International Tourist Interest, and is celebrated every year in honor of San Fermín de Amiens, in the Spanish city of Pamplona, capital of Navarre, of which it is co-patron.
What is San Fermin Day?
Los San Fermines is a religious celebration, and it is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the world, and it is celebrated in Spain. Specifically in Pamplona, and the celebration of the San Fermines lasts from July 6 to 14.
The origin of the San Fermin festival dates back to when Pedro de París, Bishop of Pamplona, brought the relics of San Fermín from France to Navarra.
Where to see the San Fermines?
The San Fermines festivities can be seen on the television broadcast, which is usually done live from public channels in Spain, such as La 1 and Canal 24horas. It is also broadcast on TVE Internacional, and on radio on Radio Nacional, Radio 5, Radio Exterior and RTVE Play.
How long do the San Fermines last?
The Sanfermines festivities last 8 and a half days, normally from July 6 to 15.
How long is the route of the Sanfermines?
The running of the bulls has a closed route of 875 meters, running through several streets of the old town of Pamplona, from the slope of Santo Domingo to the Plaza de Toros.
What to do in the Sanfermines?
What a good question! And it is that although the running of the bulls is the best known of the Sanfermines, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about these festivities, they are not the only thing.
Have you never celebrated San Fermines? It is a celebration that you have to experience at least once in your life. Whether running before the bulls, in the stands or simply living the atmosphere in the city.
Thus, some of the things you have to do in Pamplona during the Sanfermines festivities are:
- Try the churros at La Mañueta
- See the Comparsa of Giants and Bigheads
- The Chupinazo of San Fermín
- Taste Navarre gastronomy
- Discover popular sports
- San Fermin concerts
- See the Fireworks
- Sing the Poor Me
During the San Fermines festivities, the population of Pamplona goes from 280,000 inhabitants to more than 1,000,000 people.