San Fermin festival in Pamplona
People watch from balconies as revellers sprint in front of bulls and steers during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Revellers hold up traditional red scarves before the firing of 'chupinazo', which opens the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Paula Lopez, 24, and Diego Roldan, 24, kiss during the opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
REFILE - REMOVING EXTRA WORD A man is splashed with sangria before the firing of 'chupinazo', which opens the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A man drinks wine before the firing of 'chupinazo', which opens the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A band marches among the crowd of revellers during the opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A band plays during the opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
CORRECTING BYLINE Revellers hold up the traditional red scarves during the firing of 'chupinazo', which opens the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A reveller cools off with water thrown from a balcony during the opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Spanish "rejoneador" (mounted bullfighter) Leonardo Hernandez performs a pass during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera )
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
People watch as Spanish "rejoneador" (mounted bullfighter) Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza performs a pass during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Revellers run next to the Fire Bull, a man carrying a bull figure packed with fireworks, during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca )
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
REMOVING LONG EXPOSURE MENTION Revellers fall as they enter the bullring following the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A reveller drinks wine from a shoe before the firing of 'chupinazo' which opens the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Spanish "rejoneador" (mounted bullfighter) Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza drives "banderillas" into a bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Revellers dance on the street to traditional music during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A bull lies dead on the ring during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)
San Fermin festival in Pamplona
Spanish bullfighter Emilio de Justo performs a pass during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera)

The festival of San Fermín is a week-long, historically rooted celebration held annually in the city of Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. The celebrations start at noon on 6 July, when the party starts with the setting off the pyrotechnic[a] and continue until midnight, on 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, at 8:00 AM from 7 to 14 July, the festival involves many other traditional and folkloric events.