Happy San Fermines!! Today is the first day of the Running of the Bulls and all of Pamplona is busy, busy, busy! But I will start with last week.
Last week was a little rough because tourists started coming and all the people that live here are busy working for los festivos (festivities). So we spent a lot of time contacting. We found a lot of tourists who didn´t want much, but we found a couple of Pamplonians who are interested… but after the San Fermines… but it is alright, we have a good pool to work with.
Sunday was El Chupinazo, where they officially declare the start of San Fermines, and it started at 12:00 PM. We went to church at 10:00 AM, everybody was dressed normally, but when we got out at 1:00 PM, everybody was wearing the traditional San Fermines clothes (red pañuelo/handkerchief, red cinturón/belt, and white clothes) It was a sight to see!
And today for Preparation Day we went to La Plaza de Toros/Bullfight Ring! Where they do part of the Running of the Bulls! We went with a member and some of the JAS (Young Adults) and it was so cool to see it live! It only lasted about two hours as they had el encierro (running of the bulls) and then had young bulls come out and charge the people who stayed in the arena. It was crazy!!!! Some of the bulls knocked down a lot of people! Then we went around and saw the procession of San Fermín. I will send pictures next week!
And last but not least, today is the anniversary of my wonderful parents! Shane and Estefania!!! 24 years together!!! Congratulations!!!! Hope it is a really good one and I love you a lot!!!!