Puppets from Pamplona (4 photos)
© Maite Hernandez. Pamplona, Fiestas de San Fermin 2011. July 14,2011.
Pamplona’s San Fermin festival is famous to outsiders for the running of the bulls through the city streets, but to locals it is a nine-day celebration of age-old magic where everything is real–and everything is possible. This image shows an old lady dressing a “kiliki” on the last day of the festival, before he says good-bye to the children until next year. Each day the kiliki run after the kids trying to beat them with their coshes in a never ending game. Some children love them while others feel scared, but all of them cry when they say good- bye until next year.