In mid-March Valencia, Spain, revels in the festival of Las Fallas. The festival is a celebration the waning days of winter and the arrival of spring. Know as the feast of Saint Joseph, the city is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and bullfights.
Each year participants gather to celebrate the ‘Chupinazo,’ which marks the start of the San Fermin Festival in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people pack Pamplona’s streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain’s best-known fiesta. The highlight of the nine day festival is the running of the bulls where brave (or stupid depending on your point of view) festival goers dodge bulls as they run through the streets of Pamplona. To give you a sample of this spectacular event The Darkroom has added some images from last years running of the bulls along with the opening ceremony for the 2012 festival.