July 5th - Evening Bullfight 20:00
The 1st bullfight of the Feria del Toro( Bull Fair) takes place at 20:00 in the Plaza de Toros in Pamplona. Known as the Novillada (apprentice bullfighters) who are up and coming and trying to make a name for themselves
July 6 - 14th - Gigantes 09:30 am
Daily the City Giants take to the streets of Pamplona. 8 giants, 4-5 meters in height & first designed by Navarran artist, Tadeo Amorena around 1850´s. they represent the mythical Kings and Queens of Europe, Africa, America and Asia. The Gigantes dance through the streets of Pamplona and are extremely popular with the young children.
July 6th - Opening Ceremony 12:00 noon
July 6th - 14th - Evening Bullfights 18:30
Daily bullfight spectacle at the Plaza del Toro in Pamplona. Rejones (bullfighters on horseback) July 6 only. From 7-14th typical bullfighting. Reserve your San Fermin Bullfight Tickets
July 6 - 14th - 7:30 p.m. -Merienda in Bullring
A light late afternoon meal eaten all year round but during festival it is typical to "meriendar" in the Plaza de Toros at 7.30 pm on the 4th bull of 6 bullfights.
July 6th - Evening Vespers - 20:00
A religious service is held on the evening of July 6th which is attended by the entire city council at the church of San Lorenzo which proudly holds relics of Pamplona´s co-patron saint, San Fermin. Vespers are sung by local choir boys & recordings go back to 15th century
July 6 - 13th - Encierillo - The Silent Bull Run - 22:45
At night, the bulls are moved 440 meters from the large corrals across the river up to the corral at Santo Domingo for the morning's encierro. Spectators are limited by the City Council and must have a security pass however there are some places where you can watch without needing a ticket. The Encierillo is signaled by the blowing of a ram's horn. The only persons on the street are the pastors & herders who work with the bulls. Onlookers observe from the high walls in total silence, anyone making noise or using flash camera would be considered to be distracting the bulls & most likely find themselves in jail with a hefty fine.
July 6 - 14th - Fireworks Display - 23:00
The most amazing free International Fireworks competition in the world
July 6 - 14th - Dianas - 6:45 a.m.
July 7 - 14th - Apartado - 13:00
Daily from the 7 to 14th July the bulls for the evening bullfight are selected in a vibrant colorful event. A social rather than exclusively a bullfighting event. Attended by many well known personalities & bull aficionados alike who love nothing more than a nice Dry Sherry, bulls testicles & spicy sausage.
July 6 - 14th - Music Festivals - :00
Festivals take place all over the city, dance, rural sports, bull acrobats, traditional music & song, jotas & txistu concerts to live dance music & rock concerts. All day long music from the brass bands from the peñas
July 7 - 14th - Mules & Horsemen procession - 17:30
Each evening at 17:30 the entourage walk the route from the town Hall up to the bullring before the bullfight starts. 2 horsemen & 6 mules beautifully decorated with bells & saddles and 14 muleteers who work with them. Followed by the Municipal Band " La Pamplonesa"
July 6 - 14th - Departure of the Peñas from the bullring - 20:45
After the bullfight the Peñas exit the bullring with their huge banners & charangas and parade through the old town of Pamplona while everybody dances & sings to the charangas
July 7th - 1st Bull run / Encierro - 8:00 a.m.
The 1st bull run takes place on July 7th. The adjoining streets of Mercaderes & Estafeta are closed off at 7:00 a.m. in preparation for the 8 a.m. bull run. This day is always very dangerous as it attracts the most runners traditionally. We advise to be in your running position by 7 a.m. as streets get closed off!!
July 7th - Procession / San Fermin Day - 10:30
At 10:30 am on July 7th, the effigy of San Fermin is carried from the church of San Lorenzo & is followed by a procession of the city council dressed in ceremonial regalia, clergy including the bishop of Pamplona & the locals.
July 8th-14th - Caldo / Soup 3:00 a.m.
A light consume which is very popular with party animals who have stayed up all night! Beware, they start serving at 3 a.m.
July 14 - Closing Ceremony / Pobre de Mí - 24:00
A beautiful candlelight closing ceremony Pobre de Mi held at the Plaza Consistorial on July 14th. At the stroke of midnight, a rocket is fired to mark the closing of the fiesta & this is when the pañuelo is removed.
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