Friday, July 07, 2006

Happy Fiesta de Sanfermin

For those of you who don't know: The feast of San Fermin is the excuse that the Pamplonans use to run down tourists with fighting bulls. After taking all of their money.

Wiki on The Running of the Bulls.

I've been there, done that, and got the faja to prove it. Okay, I was 15 at the time and was disallowed from running by my parents. But I did watch 'em run from the corner of the Playa de Hemingway on the Plaza de Toros. Even met an older gentleman who claimed to have met Papa Hemingway at the same place about 50 years before. This was 1994. Could be, but I've never tried to hard to verify. It's better as a yarn.

Safe running.

"A San Fermín pedimos, por ser nuestro patrón, nos guíe en el encierro dándonos su bendición."