Article

Parade of the Giants and Big Heads

Parade of the Giants and Big Heads

Parade of the Giants and Big Heads

Parade of the Giants and Big Heads (central Pamplona)(San Fermin week) – in this family-themed parade (known in Spanish as the “Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos” — which is part of the San Fermín festivities), no bulls are involved, unless they are cartoon characters joining the family-oriented procession. Parents bring their children in strollers or perched on dad’s shoulders to see the giants, 13-foot papier-mâché figures representing the kings and queens of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The Big-Heads circulate through the crowd for comic relief. Wearing oversize heads satirizing local celebrities, they walk the parade route accompanied by men dressed as cartoon characters who bop parade goers with foam balls.