San Fermín de los Navarros church in Madrid celebrates patron day

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Earlier today, San Fermín de los Navarros church in Madrid, Spain celebrated its patron saint day with a small festival in the street outside of and in the courtyard of the church with over two hundred people in attendance. The patron saint day, San Fermín, marks the start of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

The celebration, called "Chupinazo", started in Madrid with a rocket being launched at noon. Following this, music was played, and sausages from the Navarre region of Spain called Chistorras were given to festival goers. Free bread and wine were also given out. Many attendees wore red handkerchiefs adorned with shields of Navarre. The church sold handkerchiefs and other commerative materials, while using the event to solicit funds to fix the roof.

People gathered outside San Fermín de los Navarros church
Image: Laura Hale.
A sign announced the day
Image: Laura Hale.
People gathered on the street socializing, talking and eating free bread, Chistorras and wine.
Image: Laura Hale.
A man serves a woman wine.
Image: Laura Hale.
A view down the table set up on the street.
Image: Laura Hale.
Another view down the table on the street.
Image: Laura Hale.
People sharing a plate of Chistorras.
Image: Laura Hale.
Wine and water being served.
Image: Laura Hale.
A man text messages while holding a wine and plate of Chistorras.
Image: Laura Hale.
People enjoying the wine.
Image: Laura Hale.



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