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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls Saint Fermin was the son of a Roman of senatorial rank in Pamplona in the 3rd century. Fermin was a priest, but was also considered a martyr, Saint, and patron after he was beheaded on a voyage in Amiens, France. 8.00 A.M. July 7th-1 4th 303 A.D. 12:00 P.M. July 6th July 6th 11:59 P.M. July 14th Running of the Bulls In the Bull Run, also known as "El enceirro", The streets through the old town which make up the bull run are walled off so the bulls cant escape. Each day six fighting bulls run the route as well as two herds of bullocks. The runners are dressed in white with a red handkerchief around their necks. The runners run with the bulls throughout the streets. The key day of the festival where thousands of people accompany the 15th-century statue of Saint Fermin through the old part of Pamplona. Dancers, street entertainers ,political and regions authorities, and the mayor are involved. Also called "The Roar" and it is where people gather at the Town Hall and make as much noise as possible for several hours with many instruments /objects. The people of Pamplona meet in the City Hall Plaza at midnight and sing the traditional mournful notes of the Pobre de mí, in a candlelit ending. Chupina zo Riau- Riau Saint Fermín processi on Strue ndo Pobre de mí The opening event of the festival which is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo from the city hall balcony. Thousands of people participate in the celebration. A mass activity where the members of the city council parade from the City Hall to a nearby chapel dedicated to Saint Fermín with participants dancing to the Astrain Waltz along the way. After nine days of partying, the people of Pamplona gather in the City Hall Plaza at midnight to sing the mournful notes of Pobre de mí. The city mayor closes the festival with participants lighting a candle and removing their red handkerchief as the song is played. Fireworks are also set off.
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