The festival of San Fermín began on July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, the capital of Navarre, an autonomous Spanish community. San Fermín dates back to the Middle Ages and includes numerous traditional, folkloric events.
The crowd typically dresses in red and white. Sangria is abundant throughout the festival, which Ernest Hemingway helped make famous through his classic novel "The Sun Also Rises." Bull fighting is also one of the festival's main attractions.
From July 6 to July 14, 2012, fireworks light up the night sky. Over a million people typically attend the festival.