Neither the traditional procession with fireworks Chupinazo or “encierro” – the Spanish national custom, when a crowd of people running away down a narrow street from the angry bulls or intoxicating joyful atmosphere, which from year to year fills the streets of the Spanish Pamplona from the first to the last minutes of the Festival of San Fermin, anthemed by Ernest Hemingway… for the First time this year because of the pandemic coronavirus municipality of the capital of Navarre was forced to cancel the traditional July race with the bulls of San Fermin. To find out how things are today in Pamplona, we contacted her mayor Enrique Maya:
“People are saddened, because it is so important. From an economic point of view, this means that we will not be able to earn around 100 million euros. But this step is a manifestation of responsibility, because this pandemic, this coronavirus is still here and he loves the crowded meeting. And this holiday always was like that, where people gathered together, very close to each other.”
This year not only in Spain but throughout the world because of the pandemic coronavirus, the people are left without the familiar and beloved festivals and holidays – they can only hope for the best, that soon everything will be as before.