In hon­our of Saint An­thony

Weekend Witness - - Opinion -

Men ride horses next to a bon­fire as part of a rit­ual in hon­our of Saint An­thony, the pa­tron saint of an­i­mals, in San Bar­tolome de Pinares, about 100 kilo­me­tres west of Madrid in Spain, this week. On the eve of Saint An­thony’s Day, hun­dreds of peo­ple 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. PHOTO: AP

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