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San Fermin, more than just a bull run

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By Euronews
San Fermin, more than just a bull run

To get the full 360º picture of the San Fermin festival you have to look beyond its iconic bull runs. While the animals are at the heart of the traditional event, there is much more to it.

Tens of thousands of visitors crowding into the City of Pamplona over a nine-day period from July 6 to July 14 have much more to do and see than the three-minute race.

The giants and “big heads” are not as famous as the bulls, but they are more popular among the festival’s children.

“Pamplonicas” even mourn the end of Festival, with the Pobre de mi, “Poor me” ceremony taking place every year at midnight on July 15. The only bright spot is that from that point on, next year’s edition is always getting nearer.

For residents and visitors alike, the main point of the festival is… having fun.

Euronews takes you through several lesser-known scenes of the San Fermin festival, as if you were there.