1. Paso Doble:
Bullfighting festivals have existed for around 300 years, although the fighting of bulls dates back to Roman times. The first bullfights were on horseback to celebrate special occasions such as royal weddings and military victories. Watched by a huge fiesta crowd and millions more on live TV, the matador’s performance begins imperiously, as always while the bull is taunted by red cape. Cruel as it may seem to those of us outside Spain, bullfighting has, in fact, increased in popularity in recent years. Last year, attendances at bullfights increased by 5 per cent, to 6.1 million, making it the second most watched ‘sport’ in Spain after football. Leaving aside the hundreds of bulls slaughtered each year, this so-called sport surely isn’t worth the loss of a human life.