“El Pobre de Mi” or “Poor Me” marks the end of Sanfermines 2012
“Poor me, poor me, the fiestas of San Fermín are over! These sad words were sang by thousands of persons at midnight, July 14, in the plaza of the Town Hall and in many other corners of the city.
After 204 hours of nonstop fun, the most international festival of all has ended with the only bright light of candles held by the participants and the knowledge that the countdown for Sanfermines 2013 has already begun.
Following his words, those present slowly untied their red scarves that had been worn for the past nine days and holding them up in the air, sang more songs. Many then had plans to continue the partying the rest of the night.
A stream of rockets were fired to conclude the past 204 hours of Sanfermines. This year, 431 offical acts were held with a budget of 2.4 millions of euros – an 8% less than in 2011.