World's Greatest Festivals The Ultimate Guide: Running of The Bulls Festival
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Curious Travelers travels to Pamplona, Spain for the 2007 Running of the Bulls Festivals. Its events were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, which brought it to the general attention of English-speaking people. It has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain, as over 2 million people join in the 24/7 party. The bars never close and the streets are full of revelry day and night. Each morning at 8 a.m., the rocket goes off and thousands of people dash in front of the horns of a raging bulls. Dozens are injured during the run, some fatally. The festival can not be explained, it can only be experienced.