Pamplona returned yesterday after the forced three-year break due to the pandemic to host the traditional running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival. A race that took place without any serious accidents. None of the runners were injured, although there were collisions and serious falls.
This is followed by days full of events, concerts, popular music and, above all, the so-called “Encierros”: the latter are the moments in which bulls are released along a path that runs through the streets of the city in the bullring, where lovers of danger are hunted by animals while trying to avoid being impaled.
The festival of San Fermin ends on July 14th this year. In an interview with Radio Cadena Ser, Pamplona Mayor Enrique Maya urged party participants to be careful given the high spread of the coronavirus, especially among the elderly or at risk.
Eight people were injured at the last San Fermin festival in 2019. However, since 1910, sixteen people have lost their lives while riding bulls.