The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

Tuesday's Horse

Every year, in the central province of Avila in Spain, locals honour San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony).

Saint Anthony is a patron saint of animals and locals celebrate him in the traditional festival of Las Luminarias. The night before the festival, dozens of locals ride horses through bonfires to honour the saint.

Is this how any Saint would want to be remembered or honoured? It is savage. And man-made.

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January 17, 2022


Featured Image: A man rides a horse through a bonfire during the traditional ritual in honour of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony the Abbot), patron saint of domestic animals. Photo / Getty.

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