PHOTOS Horses jump bonfires at Spanish purification festival

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Horses jump bonfires at Spanish purification festival

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16:02, January 17, 2019

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. 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.

A woman rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

A man rides a horse by a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, west of Madrid, Spain on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

A woman drinks wine man next to a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 km west of Madrid, Spain on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (Photos: AP/Emilio Morenatti)

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