The happiness overflows in Pamplona at the start of Sanfermines 2023
100 years of the visit by Hemingway
The Sanfermines always start on July 6. In this day, a century ago, Ernest Hemingway discovered Pamplona for the first time. The Navarra capital was for him a city where Hemingway would find himself and the writer within. He enjoyed the San Fermín festivities on nine occasions, always accompanied by his wife, by Juanito Quintana and surrounded friends.
The Sanfermines have changed a bit since then. With the Chupinazo, the happiness overflows in Pamplona. The inahitants and visitors, many of them Americans, embrace each other to enjoy the festivities. This Friday the first Encierro will be run, but since midday on July 6 the streets of the Navarra capital are filled with people dressed in white and red, eager to eat, drink, dance and laugh.
The Osasuna's spirit is engarved in the DNA of the people of Pamplona, but the devotion to San Fermín and the desire to festivities are even greater. Pamplona offers its festivities to the whole world, wich responds by sending large numbers of visitors to the city. As it was a hundred years ago Ernest Hemingway. The American writer, author of 'Fiesta', the novel about the Sanfermines, whose first publication will be a century old next year, arrived in the city on July 6, learned about the San Fermín festivities and fell in love with Pamplona. Today, his image adorns many corners of the city and his spirit hovers over the streets where today, as a hundred years ago, Pamplona residents and visitors share joy and love for bullfighting.