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Las Luminarias de San Anton Festival

SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: A man rides a horse through a bonfire on January 16, 2013 in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain. In honor of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, horses are riden through the bonfires on the night before the official day of honoring animals in Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Riding through flames for 'Luminarias'

People ride their horses through flames during the "Luminarias", the annual religious

celebration on the night before Saint Anthony's, Patron of animals in Spain. The tradition dates back 500 years and the smoke of the bonfires purifies the animals.