Yesterday, on the main city square:
The clock on the city hall is showing that only one hour is left before the firing of the chupinazo – a pyrotechnic rocket that marks the official beginning of the festivities.
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Signature red handkerchiefs (pañoletas) are held up, as the gathered crowds are waiting for the bang.
Photo courtesy Twitter feed of @SFpamplona
Champagne flowing minutes after the chupinazo – everyone is soaked, handkerchiefs and all. The party is on!
Photo courtesy Twitter feed of Javier Durán @tortondo
The modern version of the Pamplona espadrille: a San Fermines themed textile sneaker with a rubber sole, created by Callaghan, a high-quality active lifestyle shoe company from the region of La Rioja. Very practical for running away if you are chased by something or someone!
A street in Pamplona named after Day 2. For a party to be good, it has to be taken seriously!
Photo courtesy of Instagram feed of @miguelmuna
Once again, I’m left wishing that I was there. Next year perhaps!