Entertainment Spain: The San Fermin holidays in Pamplona canceled for the 2nd year in a row (Mayor)

16:25  26 april  2021
16:25  26 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Espagne: les fêtes de San Fermin à Pampelune annulées pour la 2e année consécutive (maire) © provided by the point

L Estest of San Fermin in Pamplona, ​​in northern Spain, including the bulls' releases Usually attracting tourists from around the world, are canceled for the second year in a row because of the pandemic, announced Monday the mayor of the city.

"It is with regret that I see myself obliged to officially cancel the holidays of the San Fermin for this year 2021", explained Enrique Maya at a press conference, pointing out that the holidays holding "Representative a truly very high risk" while the number of vaccinated people is still "far (from the level that can allow a) collective immunity".

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The Navarre region, including Pamplona is the capital, is one of the Spanish regions that record the most cases of COVID-19. The incidence is approximately 400, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health dating from Friday, compared to 235 at the national level.

This cancellation is not a surprise. In early February, the regional authorities had already issued strong doubts about the organization of these festivities, judging that "an international party like San Fermin, where millions of people go, will not be possible."

last year, the pandemic had already private Pamplona of his holidays who are usually held from July 6th to 14th. This second cancellation represents a new shot of mass for the local economy.

During this period, the city usually lives at the rhythm of the dangerous bulls of combat bulls, including hundreds of people - dressed in white and red - try to get closer, in the cobbled streets of the historic center of Pamplona. "Encieros" that make many wounded and sometimes dead, encorded.

Other Spanish cities were forced to renounce, for the second consecutive year, to their traditional festivals because of the pandemic, as Seville (South) which canceled its religious processions of Holy Week.

26/04/2021 11:52:22 - Madrid (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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