Los toros corren a gran velocidad.

How sanfermin.com measures the duration of the running of the bulls

In 2019 a person called us in the middle of a party because it depended on the duration of the confinement that a good amount of money was won in a bookmaker. In the conditions of the contest it was stated that the duration of the confinement published on our website would be taken as a reference. The problem was that the duration of the running of the bulls on TVE and that of sanfermin.com was different. With the duration of TVE that person earned money and with that of sanfermin.com another person earned it.

You will wonder how there can be different durations of the same confinement and that is why we are going to explain it.

Exact duration of lockdown

To begin with, since we regularly calculate the speed of the bulls for the statistics, we take into account the exact time and the correct distance. They are regular variables that must be calculated with the same criteria in order to be able to compare them with each other over time.

1-.Our measurement of the confinement in meters goes from the door of the corral of Santo Domingo, to the door of the bullpens of the square. We do not take into account the interior space of either of the two pens. That distance measured by the center of the street of the entire route and the center of the square, up to the gate of the corrals, is 875 meters. The measurements were made with a wheel odometer calibrated after the renovation of Calle Estafeta and it was revised with the renovation works of the alley.

The distance of the running of the bulls used by sanfermin.com is 875 meters

There are two segments where the bulls run alone, as is the beginning of Santo Domingo and, if there are no legs or reckless people, from the center of the plaza to the entrance to the bullpens. We consider everything lockdown. If a pastor has an incident in the plaza, he is injured in the running of the bulls; If a runner can’t open up in time upon reaching the plaza and keeps running, he’s in lockdown. That is the average that we take into account for speed averages, etc.

2-.And once we have the distance, let’s proceed to calculate the time to establish averages and speeds. We do not take as reference the sound of the starting rocket. Generally we correct one to two seconds, until the first bull’s horn or halter shows through the door of the Santo Domingo corrals. In the same way, we do not take into account the sound of the rocket that warns that the bulls are in the bullring. The running of the bulls does not end for sanfermin.com until the last member of the starting herd (either bull or halter) has entered the corrals. If a bull has to be picked up by the tail halters, that bull will mark the end of the running of the bulls. If one tame is delayed from the initial start, that halter marks the end of the race.

It is for these reasons that the times of the running of the bulls on sanfermin.com generally differ from those on TVE. If we did not do it this way, we would not be able to calculate the average speed of the herds as faithfully as possible.

An example of how it affects the average speed of the lockdown

In the confinement of the bulls of Puerto de San Lorenzo on July 7, 2019, it can be verified that the herd takes four seconds to leave since the clock starts. In addition, at the end of the race, we consider that another second is given away. The official broadcast time is 2.41. For sanfermin.com, it is 2.36, which is the actual time that the bulls were running. With that data, the running of the bulls was completed in 2 minutes and 36 seconds. Which is 156 seconds.

The formula for speed is distance divided by time, which in this case would be V=875 meters/156 seconds. This gives us 5,608 meters per second, which in kilometers per hour is 20.18. If we take the official TVE time as a reference, with five seconds without a race, it is 161 seconds, giving 5.434 meters per second and 19.56 kilometers per hour. We understand that this time is not real because it has five seconds in which the bulls were not on the course, offering incorrect figures to compare with other running of the bulls. We hope that is clear.

Calendar of the running of the bulls and Feria del Toro 2022

This afternoon, the bullfighting commission of the Casa de Misericordia in Pamplona presented the complete poster for the Sanfermin 2022 bull fair. The Bull Fair has a budget of 4.1 million euros, dividing the budget between 70% for the cache of the bullfighters and 30% for the ranches. On July 7th the centenary of the square will be commemorated and on the 14th the confinement of Antonio Ferrera with six Miuras will be confirmed.

We have also learned that the subscriptions for the fair will rise by around 4.7% due to the increase in costs after ten years of being frozen. The house has presented the bullfight on July 5 (8:00 p.m.), the bullfight on July 6 and has maintained the commitment to maintain the herds that were promised for the party that was suspended, although as sanfermin.com has been able to confirm, the herd The One who provided the halters for the running of the bulls will not repeat in Sanfermin 2022.

July 5th. Pincha.

For the novilleros Jorge Martínez, Isaac Fonseca and Álvaro Alarcón.

July 6th. The Capea.

For the rejoneadores Leonardo Hernández, Roberto Armendáriz and Guillermo Hermoso de Mendoza.

July 7th. Nunez del Cuvillo.

For the matadors Morante de la Puebla, Julián López “El Juli” and Andrés Roca Rey.

July 8. Fuente Ymbro

For the matadors Daniel Luque, José Garrido and Álvaro Lorenzo.

July 9th. José Escolar.

For the matadors José Adame, Rubén Pinar and Javier Cortés.

July 10th. The Palmosilla

For the matadors Rafael Rubio “Rafaelillo”, Manuel Escribano and Leo Valadez.

July 11. Bulls of Cebada Gago.

For the matadors Juan Leal, Román and Jesús Enrique Colombo.

12th of July. Jandilla.

For the matadors Diego Urdiales, Alejandro Talavante and Ginés Marín.

July 13. Victoriano del Río

For the matadors Miguel Ángel Perera, Paco Ureña and Andrés Roca Rey.

July 14. Miura bulls

For the matador Antonio Ferrera, with the outstanding Álvaro de la Calle and Jeremy Banti.

Renewal of subscriptions and morning bullfighting shows.

The subscription renewal will be at the box office of the Pamplona bullring from June 6 to 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and, on July 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition, the subscription can be renewed on June 13 and 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Remember that you must bring your DNI and the 2019 subscription. From June 14 at 8:00 p.m., the house will have those subscriptions that have not been renewed. The House has a bank account in Caja Rural to make the transfer two days before renewing and present the receipt at the time of entry.

On Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at 11:00, two bullfighting shows will be held. On the 9th there will be a cutting contest with bulls on point and on the 10th a cattle ranching contest in the ring mode. The price of the cut contest and the ring contest will be 15 euros for adults and 5 for children under 12 years of age.

Cermin is the organization responsible for allocating box seats in the bullring for people with reduced mobility.

The price for the sections will be 12 euros. That of the running of the bulls for July 7, 8 euros for all ages. On July 9 and 10, admission will be 10 euros. On the 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th the price of the running of the bulls will be 6 euros stretched out, stands and broadside and 3 euros for children under 12 years of age.

 

CARTEL 1. BETI BEZALA. COMENTARIOS DEL AUTOR "Este cartel esta compuesto por figuras modernistas que representan la multitud de las fiestas de San Fermín, como siempre, beti bezala, se genera una aura de felicidad y harmonía de colores".

Olaia Merino draws the festivities of San Fermin 2022

Olaia Merino with her work Beti Bezala -as always in Euskara- has been the winner of the San Fermín poster contest and will dress this year’s festivities. The work has been the winner in the popular vote with 1,603 votes that represent 19.6% of the total votes received. 8,191 valid votes have been registered, setting a new record since this system was launched. A daily participation record of 819 votes on average has also been set, exceeding the average of 2019 by more than 100, the year with the most votes in history, 10,629, but obtained in 15 days, with which the average was 708. up to date.

Olaia Merino is a designer, she lives in Sarriguren (Pamplona), studied Fine Arts and works at Cistec, a company dedicated to technology in Ansoáin (Navarra). On her professional website, she shows herself as a professional in branding, design, advertising and photography. Merino is from Sarriguren (Pamplona), she is 22 years old and the jury has assessed that the work presents a revival of the posters of the 30s from a very current perspective. They also pointed out that it is a dynamic poster, with diversity and that includes the essence of the party. For her part, the author described in a press conference that “This poster is made up of modernist figures that represent the multitude of the San Fermín festivities, as always, beti bezala, an aura of happiness and harmony of colors is generated.”

Alcalde de Pamplona Enrique Maya y Olaia Merino, ganadora del Cartel de San Fermin 2022
Mayor of Pamplona Enrique Maya and Olaia Merino, winner of the 2022 San Fermin Cartel

Registered valid votes and identities of the finalists

This year, with ten posters, the votes have been distributed more and the percentage of the winning work is similar to that received by posters that in other editions have been second or third. Specifically, the second work has been number 8 and number 10.

    • Nº 1. Plica 27. ‘Beti bezala’. Olaia Merino Erviti (Navarra)
    • Nº 2. Plica 52. ‘Emoción’. Alicia Thibaut Tadeo (Valencia)
    • Nº 3. Plica 103. ‘Vuelta a la fiesta’. Óscar Rubio Sola (Navarra)
    • Nº 4. Plica 132. ‘1087’. Javier Sánchez Nagore (Navarra)
    • Nº 5. Plica 167. ‘(2022)’. Ander Garcia Primo (Navarra)
    • Nº 6. Plica 260. ‘Por fin de vuelta’. María del Rosario Bercián Farias (Guatemala)
    • Nº 7. Plica 326. ‘Preparada’. Luken Albeniz Ordoyo (Navarra)
    • Nº 8. Plica 469. ‘Corre San Fermín’. Jose Manuel Otero Amoedo (A Coruña)
    • Nº 9. Plica 500. ‘Bendice la fiesta’. Xabier Urtiaga Elguezua (Gipuzkoa)
    • Nº 10. Plica 638. ‘La fiesta somos todos’. Francisco Xabier Goñi Castañón (Navarra)

One more year, the most used way to vote has been the web, with 6,959 valid votes of the 8,191 received, that is, 84.9%. The face-to-face vote in the civivox has risen to 1,116, 13.7%. Through 010, 116 votes have been cast, 1.4% of the total. Thus, the poster number 1, ‘Beti Bezala’ has obtained 1,603 votes, 19.6% of the votes. In second position is poster number 8, ‘Corre San Fermín’, with 1,384 votes, 16.9%. In third position was poster 10, ‘We are all the party’, with 1,198 votes, 14.6%.

Fraud Correction

Following the suspicions of fraud in online voting, confirmed by the Municipal Police following the complaint filed by the Pamplona City Council, a total of 606 suspected frauds have been eliminated, corresponding to a common pattern. The votes cast in favor of the beneficiary cartel had only the first surname, were entered consecutively and, for the most part, in alphabetical order. Voting began on April 25 and was suspended at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, which was the last scheduled day for voting. The term was reopened on Friday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. to complete the popular vote until midnight.

The Councilor for Culture of the Pamplona City Council, María García Barberena, has recalled the irregularities detected in the online voting for the San Fermín cartel, with a series of irregular votes at specific times. The voting stopped for a few hours, the fraud of the votes with the usurpation of DNI numbers was confirmed. «It was verified that 606 irregular votes had been entered and that they were all eliminated. They all had the same pattern, they were made in a row, in alphabetical order and only with the first surname. It is a pity that something so beautiful is tarnished by this situation, ”Barberena confirmed.

Entre estas 10 obras se encuentra el cartel de Sanfermin 2022

Among these ten works is the work that will lead the Sanfermin 2022 festivities, those of the return after the pandemic. A voting period is open until May 4, for which an exclusive participatory process is enabled for those registered in Pamplona and an exhibition so that the quality of the works can be assessed before making a decision. From Sanfermin.com we bring you the works so that you can make your decision without having to go there. In addition, we offer you a survey so that you can tell us which one you like the most if you cannot vote even if you are a very San Fermin person.

Choose your favorite poster for the Sanfermin.com survey

This survey does not decide which work is the best or the worst, but rather the one that those who read sanfermin.com like the most. You can vote for up to three works and see the result of all the people who have participated.

¿Qué cartel es tu preferido para Sanfermin 2022?

  • 260 - Por fin de vuelta (19%, 31 Votos)
  • 638 - La fiesta somos todos (14%, 23 Votos)
  • 132 - 1087 (13%, 21 Votos)
  • 27 - Beti bezala (11%, 18 Votos)
  • 469 - Corre San Fermín (10%, 17 Votos)
  • 52 - Emoción (8%, 13 Votos)
  • 500 - Bendice la fiesta (7%, 12 Votos)
  • 103 - Vuelta a la fiesta (7%, 11 Votos)
  • 326 - Preparada (6%, 9 Votos)
  • 167 - (2022) (4%, 7 Votos)

Votantes totales: 133

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POSTER 1. BETI BEZALA

CARTEL 1. BETI BEZALA. COMENTARIOS DEL AUTOR "Este cartel esta compuesto por figuras modernistas que representan la multitud de las fiestas de San Fermín, como siempre, beti bezala, se genera una aura de felicidad y harmonía de colores".
CARTEL 1. BETI BEZALA

JURY ASSESSMENT
The aesthetics of the poster presents a personal “revival” of the posters of the 30s from a very current perspective. It has been selected for being a dynamic poster, with diversity in its participants.
It represents the essence of the party: people having a good time. There is dancing and joy. It is an image of people in movement and festive accompaniment.
They find the color very resounding. It is a good reflection of the power and quality that is currently in the illustration.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
«This poster is made up of modernist figures that represent the multitude of the San Fermín festivities, as always, beti bezala, an aura of happiness and harmony of colors is generated».

POSTER 2. EMOTION

CARTEL 2. EMOCIÓN

JURY ASSESSMENT
The poster reflects well a moment of union, a very closed composition, in which the conjunction between the person and the bull is very intense.
The graphic treatment is very interesting. The aesthetic of the poster is reminiscent of avant-garde pictorial movements (cubism, constructivism…) and gives it a sculptural character.
From that style reminiscent of aesthetic avant-garde, he builds a current image. It draws you into the present with the strength of the manual typography and how it’s integrated into the poster.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENT
The fusion between courage, adrenaline, fear and emotion that is felt in each running of the bulls. The danger, the red bull, the movement of the lines every race. A hug to the essence.

POSTER 3. BACK TO THE PARTY

CARTEL 3. VUELTA A LA FIESTA

JURY ASSESSMENT
It is a very dynamic and friendly poster.
It transmits community, warmth of the company in festive moments.
Idea of ??dynamism.
Message of coexistence, communion, enjoyment, joy, diversity and equality at the same time.
Diversity in the homogeneous.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
Dantzas and typical dances of Pamplona/Iruña, an intercultural festival, which involves everyone, without age limits. We want to go back to the usual parties.

POSTER 4. 1087

CARTEL 4. 1087

JURY ASSESSMENT
Technically an elegant, forceful poster. Very significant.
We all find days of suffering and days of confinement in those bars. Reminds the prisoner that he is counting down his days. It also reminds of fencing. It is a very wise poster.
It exquisitely reflects the three years of waiting. The bars are handmade and seek to break the rigidity of the concept. They generate dynamism.
An artistic element becomes a narrative. The narrative character achieved with graphic elements with the magnificent final wink converted into a festive txupinazo.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
The poster shows the 1087 days that have elapsed from the last day of San Fermín in 2019 to the first in 2022 and ends with a small txupinazo that culminates the three years of waiting.

POSTER 5. (2022)

CARTEL 5. (2022)

JURY ASSESSMENT
It reflects the parenthesis that we have experienced and how the holidays are going to erase it.
Very symbolic poster. Let’s erase all this past time and give ourselves to the party. Conceptually it is very interesting with a minimalist presentation.
The rubber physically has a reason, but so does the result.
Artistically it is very well resolved.
How with so little can something so round be done.
Very static in appearance, it actually provides the dynamism of a bull run.
Conceptual image on a white background that represents the image of a bull; with an eraser and the parenthesis symbol, alluding to the two-year suspension of the festivities (2020 and 2021).

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
Conceptual image on a white background that represents the image of a bull; with an eraser and the parenthesis symbol, alluding to the two-year suspension of the festivities (2020 and 2021).

POSTER 6. FINALLY BACK

CARTEL 6. POR FIN DE VUELTA

JURY ASSESSMENT
The graphic impact achieved with the use of only 2 or 3 colors is valued positively.
It takes various elements of the party to synthesize everything, homogenizing it with style and color in a varied and dynamic composition.
It challenges the viewer’s intelligence.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENT
Reflection of what was needed and has returned. Minimalist design reflecting important elements. The running of the bulls and the person as an essential component around the party are highlighted.

POSTER 7. READY

CARTEL 7. PREPARADA

JURY ASSESSMENT
It offers a very striking image. Queen Braulia humanized and taking a selfie.
She seeks to humanize. Work a different perspective than the usual one of a giant. You don’t have to prepare her, but she prepares herself on her own. It values ??typographic work. Manual typography. The contemporaneity of elements such as color and mobile stands out.
It puts recognizable elements of the party with a very modern language of symbols, colors and languages. Unusual colors that give us a feminist look.
The choice of the giant is important. She is a woman and also racialized.
It is a current gesture (SELFIE) as an idea that it is the only way to attest today that you have been in a place.
The typography gives her a lot of dynamism and it seems that she is dancing. It brings us references to Andy Warhol’s Marilyn and Pop Art.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENT
Braulia is ready to go out dancing. Elements arranged from top to bottom and left to right. Handmade drawing and typography. Bright and neutral colors. Striking image.

POSTER 8. RUN SAN FERMIN

CARTEL 8. CORRE SAN FERMÍN

JURY ASSESSMENT
I would highlight from the poster that it goes to the most international concept we have of San Fermín: The running of the bulls. The numbers of the year are the bulls and the letters of San Fermín, the runners.
It does so in a fun way, a confinement of fonts in volume with the composition in which the message of San Fermín 2022 is integrated into the illustration itself.
Play with the elements. Create a composition that works and is readable, but at the same time is fun.
It could be a staff, it brings musical reminiscences, rhythm.
It’s funny and naive in a way. It is a poster that has a lot of strength, of significant forcefulness and with very good formalization.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
CORRE SAN FERMIN is a recreation of the image of the Encierros carried out by typographic elements. A start over from the illusion and the reunion with normality.

POSTER 9. BLESS THE PARTY

CARTEL 9. BENDICE LA FIESTA

JURY ASSESSMENT
Delicate. Apparently unfinished, as sketched.
Brave in composition and execution.
Of great artistic quality.
Great actuality in the classicism that has the drawing. It is very classic but very modern at the same time.
It provides a great capacity to evoke the light that illuminates a Saint that we recognize immediately despite appearing in that fragmented, sketchy way and without his characteristic attributes of the crozier and mitre.
A very clean work in which the artistic quality stands out within the deliberate simplicity of execution.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENT
The poster extols the figure of the Saint as a light in a void, after two years of absence. The image of him predominates on a neutral background with a slight abstraction of shapes and warm colors.

POSTER 10. WE ARE ALL THE PARTY

CARTEL10. La fiesta somos todos

JURY ASSESSMENT
It is a virtuous poster in the handling of infographics.
Beautiful image that evokes those decorative New York plans.
A powerful image in the reality of the urban fabric populated by small elements and festive protagonists. An infographic that talks about people’s experiences and where those “moments” of the party occur. Narrate emotion by putting those red dots scattered around the map.
It provides a brave and very attractive composition, achieved in an image with hardly any color.

ARTIST PERSON COMMENTS
A city designed and inspired by and to contain the party. Joy and celebration shape streets full of color and orchestras. It is much more than 1 week a year, a memory of yesteryear.

601 works presented

Pamplona City Council has registered 601 works submitted to the San Fermín 2022 poster contest. This is the second highest participation in the last 20 years, after the 622 in 2004, also doubling the 245 posters submitted for the festivities held in 2019. of the 601 posters, 188 have been sent from Pamplona, 192 from other towns in Navarra and 206 from Spanish autonomous communities.

Rueda de prensa del cartel de sanfermin 2022
Rueda de prensa del cartel de sanfermin 2022
Juan José Aquerreta frente a su cartel en la presentación en la Casa de Misericordia

A work by Juan José Aquerreta will announce the Bull Fair that will celebrate the centenary of the Pamplona bullring

The Pamplona-born artist Juan José Aquerreta is the author of the poster for the 2022 Bull Fair. It is a work composed of the reproduction of a charcoal drawing and an aerial image of the Bullring in 1923 by Gerardo Zaragüeta with reddened inks. Aquerreta is an artist at the Marlborough Gallery where you can consult his extensive curriculum and much of his work. In the presentation of the poster at the Casa de Misericordia Aquerreta pointed out that “the bullring is the connection between bulls and men that under the blood red color means the passion of a tremendous festival such as that of the bulls.”

The author, National Prize for Plastic Arts in 2001 and Prince of Viana Prize for Culture in 2003, has highlighted that the work reflects compassion and respect among those who participate in the festival. “One of the characters is wounded and the other helps him. The work is a psychological expression of the human relationship that is a symbol of Sanfermin. The saint is a martyr who offers his life for the city, evidencing his relationship with God and with the city. The bullring is a wonderful building, it is a representation of the relationship between bulls and men, and blood communicates between bulls and human beings.” The author did not want to reveal the identity of the models used for the work, which he has, and which correspond to two cyclist brothers.

Rueda de prensa de presentación del cartel con una veinte de periodistas atentos a la presentación del cartel. En la imagen, de izquierda a derecha: el presidente de la comisión taurina de la Casa de Misericorida, José María Marco García Mina; el alcalde de Pamplona, Enrique Maya; Juan José Aquerreta y el vocal de la junta de gobierno de la Casa de Misericordia, Miguel Ángel Alonso del Val.
On the photo, from left to right, the poresident of Bull Deputy from the House of Mercy, José María Marco García Mina; the Pamplona Mayor, Enrique Maya; Juan José Aquerreta (the author) and the member of the governing board of the House of Mercy, Miguel Ángel Alonso del Val.

The centenary poster

The member of the governing board of the Casa de Misericordia, Miguel Ángel Alonso del Val, director of the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, has pointed out regarding the photo of the bullring that “It is an image from 1922 before to the remodeling of the square. The framing offers us a vision of the Pamplona basin, not only of the city, and reminds us of the amphitheater character of the construction, recalling the Roman reminiscences of the place”.

In defense of the bull in San Fermín

The mayor of Pamplona, ??Enrique Maya, pointed out that the painter is a resident of Estafeta street, like him, and recalled the importance of the fighting bull in Pamplona’s festivities. “Without the bull there would be no Sanfermin. The festivals would be so different that I can’t even imagine them. Acts such as the section, the mulillas or the running of the bulls determine the program of each day and generate unique atmospheres.” As president of the Casa de Misericordia and mayor he vindicated the presence of the bull in San Fermín. He, in turn, recalled that it has been two very hard years for the institution because the Bull Fair turns its profits on the attention of the residents of the Casa de Misericordia, a unique milestone in the world.

Regarding the celebration of the Sanfermin 2022 festivities, Maya said that “There is no going back. There will be no official announcement, the program will be presented step by step as it has always been done.”

Bull Fair poster from 2022.

Juan Carlos Unzué will launch the Txupinazo de Sanfermin 2022

The Pamplona City Council has announced that Juan Carlos Unzué will launch the Chupinazo for the upcoming Sanfermin festivities. This news means one more step in the arguments that make us think that next July our beloved party will be celebrated. Juan Carlos Unzué is a former soccer player and former coach and, as the Pamplona City Council indicates in a press release, “since he made it public in 2020 that he suffered from ALS, he has become a benchmark in the fight against this disease, leading campaigns, talks, documentaries and books in which he recounts in the first person his coexistence with this ailment”.

When Enrique Maya communicated the decision, he pointed out that “with this appointment, Pamplona joins the visibility of this disease, the support for those who suffer from it and their families and the way in which Juan Carlos Unzué is facing ALS as a lesson of life, in addition to also recognizing the professional career of one of the best Navarrese football goalkeepers.”

According to the data provided by the Pamplona City Council, Juan Carlos Unzué Labiano (Orkoien, 1967) accumulated more than 300 games in the First Division. He made his debut in goal for Osasuna in the First Division in the 1986-1987 season. It was the start of a professional career that also led him to play for FC Barcelona, ??Sevilla FC, CD Tenerife and Real Oviedo. As a footballer, he has a European Cup Winners’ Cup and a Copa del Rey to his name, won with FC Barcelona in 1989 and 1990, respectively.

Already on the bench, he trained CD Numancia and Racing de Santander. Between 2013 and 2017 he formed a tandem with Luis Enrique and was second coach with him at RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona, ??achieving a Champions League, two Leagues, three Copas del Rey, a Club World Cup or a European Super Cup with the Blaugrana . After that stage, already as head coach, he managed RC Celta de Vigo and Girona FC.

Work is being done on the celebration of Sanfermin 2022

In the same statement, the Pamplona City Council has transmitted that “it continues to work on the celebration of Sanfermines convinced that, in view of the current evolution of the health situation, it will be possible to celebrate the festivities, after two years of suspension.”  There have been people who, reading this sentence in an official statement, have burst into tears.

Remember that if you dare to come to Pamplona in 2022, living the txupinazo among the crowd is a highly recommended but somewhat powerful experience: from 11.00 or so the crowding is terrible and you cannot move a finger. It’s infernally hot, whatever the weather: from the mass rises a mist mixed with sweat, champagne and various liquids that fall on you from everywhere (there are those who even make some really disgusting mixtures: ketchup, cola cao, mustard, flour, shaving foam, etc.).

From the balconies they throw buckets of water at people to relieve suffocation. The pushes spread through the crowd like a wave. In some of these, large pieces of human mess go to the ground, and there is a general commotion not to trample on them. One last. After being in the square, people seem to come out of an old washing machine. Every year the medical services treat many bruised, fainted and suffocated, but usually there are no serious injuries.

Keep reading our tips to attend the Chupinazo de Sanfermin 2022.

 

 

Online reservations trust that Sanfermin 2022 will be held

Balcony rental reservations to see the 2022 Sanfermin running of the bulls and apartment reservations for next July show that those who make them trust that the festivities will be held in 144 days . The apartments for rent available for the month of July in Pamplona through the Airbnb platform are diminishing rapidly as if it were certain that Sanfermin 2022 will be celebrated. The offer is scarce for those dates and if we look at the first ten «superhosts» of Airbnb in the old town, all have reserved the dates that would correspond to the Sanfermin 2022 festivities. What remains now are apartments recently uploaded to the platform, with a higher price or far from the city center.

We wanted to interpret that those who prepare their trip with time trust that the next Sanfermines in 2022 will be celebrated and that is why these reservations are being made. According to the clauses of the contract of the rental platform, if the party is suspended, in most cases, all the money is returned or a minimum management fee is generally withheld. On Airbnb and other similar platforms, you can clearly see by moving to the July dates that from the 5th to the 14th the dates already reserved by other clients in Pamplona predominate. They are the dates of Sanfermin.

According to data from the tourist platform Sanfermin by Locals , which has been renting out balconies for the running of the bulls through Sanfermin.com for twelve years , reservations to see the running of the bulls are arriving as if it were a normal year on these dates. In January and February there have been reservations from countries that have a habit of anticipating and securing places because they come from farther away; In March it is common for companies that celebrate the incentives taking advantage of Sanfermin and that rent balconies for the Sanfermin running of the bulls to reserve balconies to watch the running of the bulls. After Easter, the reservations of national travelers who decide later take place, although the best sites are usually no longer available.

Alquiler de balcones en el encierro de Sanfermines. A balcony to watch the running of the bulls 2017La Estafeta desde un balcón. alzugaray.es

Rental of balconies for the running of the bulls in good gear and the running of the bulls as a Valentine’s gift

Mikel Ollo, from Sanfermin by Locals, tells us that the reservation of balconies for the Sanfermin 2022 running of the bulls is going on as if it were a normal year. « We cannot guarantee that Sanfermin can be celebrated. It will depend on health criteria, but given the current situation there are those who decide to go ahead because there is a great desire to celebrate San Fermín again. There is a nuance in the reservations, such as the fact that people who attended in 2019 are taking part in some of the reservations again in figures above the average,” says Ollo.

This sector has had a very bad time with the pandemic and hopes to recover with the return of the parties and confinements. “It has been a very hard time for tour guides. Going back to normality is what we want in the guild. This week I have felt that tingling again with a reservation from a boy from Madrid who has given his girlfriend a reservation for Valentine’s Day for the running of the bulls on July 7 “, says Mikel Ollo. (Smells like a request. Editorial note)

Most of the reservations are made online from specialized platforms such as Sanfermin.com and others. The conditions of service change and it is good to make sure, but those carried out with regulated tour guides such as Mikel Ollo, allow favorable conditions for the user in case of cancellation.

Se puede ver a Mikel Ollo preparándose una copa de champán en un balcón donde se adivina que está muy cerca del balcón donde se lanza el chupinazo de San FerminMikel Ollo, from Sanfermin by Locals on one of the balconies that is rented for the Sanfermin Chupinazo.

Imagen de Mikel Lasa que ofrece una imagen desde arriba de la cuesta de SAnto Domingo que permite ver en perspectiva a la manada del encierro acercándose. Se centra en los toros mostrando una imagen que adivina la potencia de cuatro toros estremecedores

Bull ranchs to sanfermin 2022

The Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona must take steps if everything works out to celebrate Sanfermin 2022 again and has confirmed to Navarra.com that it will have the same bull herds announced for the 2020 Bull Fair that was not held. There will be no official confirmation as long as the authorities do not take the step, but organizing a Bull Fair needs your deadlines and commitments. For now, this gesture is a symbol for organizing the next Sanfermin festivities, still orphaned by a political endorsement. (Image by Mikel Lasa.)

According to Navarra.com, the confirmation has come from the MECA Bullfighting Commission that has confirmed that all the planned irons “have bulls in the field for Pamplona.”

Ymbro Fountain replaces the Port of San Lorenzo

From Sanfermin 2019, seven bull ranch repeat, and Fuente Ymbro will replace Puerto de San Lorenzo since it did not give the expected result. If we celebrate Sanfermin 2022 we will celebrate it together with Cebada Gago, Miura, José Escolar, Victoriano del Río, Jandilla and the winners in 2019, Núñez del Cuvillo and La Palmosilla.

Guía rápida de la fiesta para vivir Sanfermin con intensidad.

Sanfermin is back…

The Pamplona City Council announces that it is committed to the celebration of Sanfermin 2022 after the meeting of the Sanfermines Table. In addition, according to the mayor’s statements, there will be a higher financial allocation for the program and we want to start a reflection on the party as we know it.

The mayor of Pamplona, ??Enrique Maya, has also pointed out in the meeting of the Sanfermines Table, that we must “face the two-year break without parties as an opportunity to address the development of the Sanfermines of 2022, the first of a new stage that will mark the future. The reflection is open to the contributions of people and entities and includes different aspects: the way in which they are developed, the offer of activities, the experience of the people who participate in the festivities or the image that is projected outside the city. ”

In the press release, the Pamplona City Council points out that: “also among the municipal objectives are to change the general image of the Sanfermines, which has deteriorated in recent years, so that the citizens of Pamplona improve their identification with the same and the people from outside the city get to see the reality of the festival and all its attractions, also attracting quality tourism. For the future, Sanfermines are planned that reinforce tradition, culture, coexistence, and all the positive values ??that the San Fermín festivities have and that are made invisible by the image of alcohol and unlimited parties that they have. “