This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Pamplona, Spain for the opening ceremony of the San Fermin Festival. We were able to make it into Pamplona for the opening festival on Friday, which was a great experience. The streets were packed with tourists and locals all wearing their white robes accompanied with a red sash. Everyone in the streets had sangria and champagne to kick off the start of the festival. Towards the end of the day everyone’s white robes where died red from the sangria fights that took place to mark the end of the ceremony.
The running of the bulls was the probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It was a great feeling making it into the arena, surrounded by thousands of people in the stands. For the opening run they released 6 small bulls with corks on their horns to mark the end of the run for that day. I thought the culture and energy from both the locals and tourists was astonishing.