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The Running of the Bulls

For hundreds of years the people of Spain have celebrated a religious holiday with music, dancing and the running of the bulls. The Festival of San Fermin - known as the Pamplona Bull Running - takes place every year from July 6th to 14th.

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San FerminRunning of the Bulls

This festival is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century. At first only the people of Spain celebrated, but people from other countries started showing up in the 17th century as everyone from around the world heard about this great party.

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Earnest Hemmingway's The Sun Also RisesRunning of the Bulls

When a famous writer named Earnest Hemmingway wrote a story based on the running of the bulls, the popularity of the event skyrocketed. The name of that story is called “The Sun Also Rises." The book was sold all over the world and everyone wanted to see this crazy event called The Running of the Bulls.

Run for Fun or to be Done

The running of the bulls takes place every morning from July 6-14. A rocket is shot into the air at 8 a.m. when they open the gates to the pen where the bulls are waiting. Bulls, weighing over 1,500 pounds each, come charging into the narrow street where people (only men) run ahead of them. Everybody else watches from the sidelines or from a balcony as the “runners” dodge the angry bulls.

San Fermin FestivalRunning of the Bulls

The run goes for less than one mile along three or four different narrow, cobblestoned streets and into a stadium where the bulls are fought by professional bullfighters.

Chaos and Cruelty

San Fermin FestivalRunning of the Bulls

It might be exciting… people obviously think it’s fun… but every year runners get hurt, people die and each day of the festival six bulls are killed intentionally. This event really shows how cruel people are whether you are running with the bulls, fighting them or even just watching to support the event.

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percheron posted in Dance:
For boy, and girl ballet dancers
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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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