Thousands of people celebrate the start of the San Fermin Festival 2012 raising their red scarfs after the opening ceremony ‘Chupinazo,’ which starts, as every year, at midday in the Plaza Consistorial outside the City Hall in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, on July 6. The fiesta of Sanfermines runs from 06 to 14 July. The festival commemorates St. Fermin, Pamplona’s patron saint.
articipants gather to celebrate the ‘Chupinazo’ to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona’s streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain’s best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. READ MORE.