Man jumps in Pamplona Running of the bulls Denis Doyle photographer
Man jumps in Pamplona running of the bulls. A youth jumps from a fountain to be caught by revellers before hitting the ground in the Pamplona running of the bulls festival. Pamplona’s famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called ‘The Sun Also Rises.’ Its a dangerous thing to do as sometimes a reveller mistimes his jump and ends up hitting the hard street and getting badly injured. The origin of this event comes from the need to transport the bulls from the off-sitecorrals where they had spent the night, to the bullring where they would be killed in the evening. Youngsters would jump among them to show off their bravado. In Pamplona and other places, the six bulls in the event are still those that will feature in the afternoon bullfight of the same day.