What would be the sanfermines without the drunkenness of
the majority of the people, without the early drinks of
the morning, the ones at the midday, the ones during and
after the lunch, the sangria of the corrida...? For sure,
our festivals would lose a part of their genuine essence,
at least, as we know them nowadays.
Everybody has some drinks in sanfermines, is something inevitable.
What can we do!!
The very same day whenthe festival begins, the 6th of July,
before the rocket is set off, the cuadrillas (groups of
friends) meet to have a lunch and start to drink. At 12
o’clock, when the rocket is set off from the Town
Hall, thousand and thousand of bottles of champagne are
open and the liquid is spread all around; only a small quantity
is drunk by the people. From this moment, as some people
say, starts the beginning of the end, the drunkenness lasts
from the 6th to the 14th.
But this phenomenon of drink without stop, apart from the
funny face has another sad one, the results/consequences
of drink too much. Drink or, drink a lot as we do in sanfermines,
has nothing to do with drink so much that you are not able
to enjoy the fiesta; it is quite silly. It will be difficult
to control it, surely, but if you want to have a big fun
try to avoid these situations. It would be good if you could
have an idea of the level of alcohol that can tolerate/endure
your body; of course it is difficult to know, but it will
be better for you if you don’t want to find yourself
in the street, thrown like a black bag.
One helpful antidote can be the delicious food you can find
here; it is not the same to drink with the stomach empty
If you are a "professional" drinker, you will
know that mix different drinks is one of the worst things
you can do for the hangover of the next day and for your
stomach. Don’t forget that the sanfermines last nine
days, so take it easy and have a big fun!