Las Monjas Bulls run the 1st encierro of the Fiestas de Tafalla 2019

  Tafalla’s running of the bulls began this morning with the Las Monjas bulls from Sevilla.  It was a fast run of just over 2 minutes with only 4 injuries, three from Navarra and one from France. See the Official Program The Fiesta in Tafalla, located 30 km south of Pamplona, runs from August 14-20 each … More Las Monjas Bulls run the 1st encierro of the Fiestas de Tafalla 2019

Peñas de Pamplona and Sanfermines

There are seventeen official Peñas, social clubs, in Pamplona, numbering from a few hundred members to more then a thousand,.  Much like the Sociedades Gastronómicas, the members-only gastronomic societies in the Basque country, their main purpose is to get together in their clubhouses during the year to celebrate their culture and cuisine, but Pamplona’s Peñas also … More Peñas de Pamplona and Sanfermines

Historic Images of the Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls

 100 years ago the world and the fiesta looked much different than it does today. The “war to end all wars” had finally come to an end on November 11, 1918 and the world was ready to move on.  It would still be a few years before Papa Hemingway made his way south from Paris … More Historic Images of the Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls