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Horses run through bonfires at Luminarias festival in Spain

Luminarias festival is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come

The annual Las Luminarias festival takes place in San Bartolome de Pinares in Spain. The festival 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.The horses are doused with water just before they enter the flames.