Running of the bulls



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Jordi Boixaderas

The Festival of San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain is a deeply rooted week-long celebration (July 6-14) of traditional and folklore events. It's most famous event is the Running of the Bulls (encierro). Each morning for 8 consecutive days thousands of men, boys, and some women run a few steps ahead of six, 2000-pound charging bulls on the way to the Bull Ring. The short run passes through four narrow streets of old Santo Domingo. Dressed in traditional white shirts and trousers with a red waistband and neckerchief, these runners display their daring and courage in this world-famous run. Since 1910, only 15 deaths have been recorded. Most injuries result from scrapes and bruises from falling on the streets. This program is the first complete telling of this storied event that captured the attention of Ernest Hemingway in one of his novels

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