Friday, July 08, 2011

Running with the Bulls - French style

This week is the famous "Running of the Bulls", know in Spanish as, encierro. The most famous running of the bulls is that of the seven-day festival of Sanfermines in honour of San Fermín in Pamplona.


















But did you know they also have a version of this Spanish tradition in France? Here in Provence the event is much smaller and just more - well, French! Les Cowboys are rather fetching, too, in their colorful Provençal shirts. They are the REAL thing.



3 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun! Is this in the Camargue? They have bloodless bullfights, too...but I have never been. Love that French style! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS...Thanks for entering the giveaway! :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness how exciting!

Thank you so very much for linking up.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

How intriguing. I always wondered how this tradition got started. Will have to research. I ran with the Bulls, but it was a race on Wall Street when I worked for Merrill Lynch! Not nearly as exciting as your experience.

Deborah

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