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Spain's Running of the Bulls: Day three of San Fermin festival goes smoothly, none injured

The nine-day San Fermin fiesta attracts tens of thousands of partygoers from Spain and abroad. It was popularized by Nobel Literature laureate Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises.". Reuters

The nine-day San Fermin fiesta attracts tens of thousands of party-goers from Spain and abroad. It was popularised by Nobel Literature laureate Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises.". Reuters

The daily bull run starts at 8 am (0600 GMT) and usually lasts between three and five minutes. There are eight runs in total during the festival. Reuters

The daily bull run starts at 8 am (0600 GMT) and usually lasts between three and five minutes. There are eight runs in total during the festival. Reuters

The launch of the traditional firework rocket known as the "Chupinazo" kicks of the festival. The firework is launched from Pamplona's town hall balcony at noon to the delight of thousands of people packed into the square below. The festival's typical dress is white clothes and red neck scarves. Reuters

The launch of the traditional firework rocket known as the "Chupinazo" kicks of the festival. The firework is launched from Pamplona's town hall balcony at noon to the delight of thousands of people packed into the square below. The festival's typical dress is white clothes and red neck scarves. Reuters

Twelve people were gored in 2016's San Fermin runs. In all, 15 people have died from being gored at the San Fermin festival since record-keeping began in 1924. Reuters

Twelve people were gored in 2016's San Fermin runs. In all, 15 people have died from being gored at the San Fermin festival since record-keeping began in 1924. Reuters

In 2017, around one hundred semi-nude animal rights activists called for an end to bullfights by wearing plastic horns and spreading blood-coloured powder in Pamplona one day ahead the festival. Reuters

In 2017, around one hundred semi-nude animal rights activists called for an end to bullfights by wearing plastic horns and spreading blood-coloured powder in Pamplona one day ahead the festival. Reuters

Over 1 million visitors are expected for the festival, five times Pamplona's population, eager to experience or see the morning runs or the afternoon corridas, where six bulls are scheduled to be killed each day. Reuters

Over one million visitors are expected for the festival, five times Pamplona's population, eager to experience or see the morning runs or the afternoon corridas, where six bulls are scheduled to be killed each day. Reuters


Published Date: Jul 09, 2017 13:39 PM | Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 13:39 PM

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