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Shocking Visuals! Horses Ridden Through Fire For Purification in Spain

World | News18 | January 18, 2019, 3:58 pm
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 On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, dozens ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the <em>Luminarias</em>, a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. Take a look at the pictures from the event...<br /><br />A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, dozens ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the Luminarias, a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. Take a look at the pictures from the event...

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A woman rides a horse through flames during the annual

A woman rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A group of men ride horses through flames during the annual

A group of men ride horses through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man rides a horse through flames during the annual

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day. (Image: Reuters)

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