Pamplona returned yesterday to host the traditional running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival after the three-year forced stop due to the pandemic. A race that took place without serious incidents. None of the runners was injured, even if there were bumps and heavy falls.
This will be followed by days of events, concerts, popular music and, above all, the so-called ‘encierros’: the latter are the moments in which bulls are released within a route which, through the streets of the city, leads to the bullfighting arena, and during which lovers of danger can be chased by animals trying not to get gored.
The feast of San Firmino this year will end on July 14th. In an interview with Cadena Ser radio, the mayor of Pamplona Enrique Maya asked the partygoers to be cautious, especially in the case of elderly or vulnerable people, given the high level of circulation of the coronavirus.
In the last San Fermin festival in 2019, eight people were injured. On the other hand, sixteen people have lost their lives in runnings of the bulls since 1910.