The tradition of encierrillo (small Running of the Bulls) it was first held in 1899 and is one of the oldest in the San Fermin festival. It consists on transferring the bulls from the field where they stay upon their arrival in Pamplona which is by Arga´s river, to the corrals of Santo Domingo where they will start the Running of Bulls next morning. It is performed in silence, in the moonlight and no runners in front of them. This year the tickets to watch the encierrillo have been drawn by the City Council on those who have shown interest in attending to this quiet and nice experience.
7. Mozo (Runner):
This is the name given to all the young locals that are going to run on the Running ofthe Bulls and nowadays has been extended to all those involved in the San Fermin Festival dressed in white linen and red scarfs.
A diminutive of "handkerchief". It´s a MUST attire. Red, symbolizing the martyrdom of San Fermin, who was beheaded therefore its colour and the place in the body were they wear it (neck). It is self-coloured as it has no prints but the traditionally embroidered image of the saint or the coat of Pamplona. We give away toour VIP Customers for the Running of the Bulls, a tailor made one. On day 6, before Chupinazo or Opening Ceremony, all the people wear it on their wrist and after the rocket is off they can tied it on their necks. This means that San Fermin has started!!! 8 days of daily Running of the Bulls, Bullfights every afternoon and a non stop international party!
9. Ernest Hemingway,
Was the American writer who popularized the San Fermin Festival through its work. He was awarded with the Pulitzer in 1953 and Literature Nobel Prize in 1954 and to whom we have to be very grateful to open to the World our unique fiesta.
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