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Know More About Pamplona Bull Run

Spanish legend has it that the true origins of bullfighting began in northeastern Spain in the early 14th century. When transporting their cattle to the market, the men try to speed up the process, using fear and excitement to speed up the cattle. 

Over time, this practice turned into a race, as the youths tried to run in front of the bull and reach safety without being crossed. Gradually, the popularity of this practice grew and a tradition emerged that continues to this day. You can also get more information about Pamplona bull run via

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The history of Pamplona's bull run is less clear. There is evidence of a festival dating back to the 13th century when events appear to have taken place in October to coincide with the San Fermin Festival on October 10. Over the years, the religious festival of San Fermin was so diluted with music, dancing, bulls, and markets that the Pamplona Council proposed moving the entire event to July 7, when the weather was much better for such a holiday. To this day, San Fermin is a fixed date every year, with the first game on July 7 and the last on July 14.

The amalgamation of religious, commercial and bullfighting festivals and the relocation of 7 July 1591 led to the first official celebration of San Fermines. This opening festival was a frivolous affair compared to today's bull races and lasted only two days.

The first references to the appearance of foreigners in Pamplona for San Fermin are found in chronicles from the 17th and 18th centuries, where mention is made of local clergymen who were concerned about "the abuse of drink and the immorality of young men and women".