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Giganti, Running of The Bulls, Fiesta De San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain

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Giganti at El Encierro or Running of The Bulls Festival, Fiesta De San Fermin, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

“Every day, during the morning, there is a parade of gigantes y cabezudos (English: "giants and big-heads", respectively), with the giant figures being more than 150 years old. The eight giant figures were built by Tadeo Amorena, a painter from Pamplona, in 1860, and represent four pairs of kings and queens of four different races and places (Europe, Asia, America and Africa). Their height is around 4 meters (13 ft) each, and they are carried by a dancer inside a wooden structure. During the parade, giants dance following the rhythm of traditional music. The remaining 17 figures include 6 kilikis, 5 big-heads, and 6 zaldikos, built at different times between 1860 and 1941. Kilikis and big-heads are caricaturesque, but human-like figures that are carried as helmets. Big-heads masks are up to 1 meter (3.3 ft) tall, and kilikis slightly smaller. While big-heads simply precede the giants and wave their hands at spectators, kilikis run after children, hitting them with a foam truncheon. Zaldikos, figures representing horses with their riders, also run after children with a truncheon” (Wikipedia).

El Encierro or Running of The Bulls, Fiesta De San Fermin, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

Location/Subject: Fiesta De San Fermin - Running of The Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
City/Town: Pamplona
State/Province: Navarra
Country: Spain
World Region: Europe
Sublocation: Iberian Peninsula
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