Scenes from Festival of Luminaries in San Bartolome, Spain(6 images)
Horses are ridden through fire in the annual Festival of Luminaries in San Bartolomé de Pinares, Spain on January 16, 2023. The festival honors St. Anthony, the patrol saint of animals. Local custom maintains that the smoke from the fire purifies the horses, ridding them of disease.
Riders and horses go through flames of bonfires during the annual Festival of Luminarias in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on January 16, 2023. Photo by Paul Hanna/UPI