12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

January 16 is celebrated the day of San Anton, the patron saint of animals. In many towns and cities of Spain events and festivals are held to purify and bless the animals that contribute to work or those who faithfully accompany their owners for years. In San Bartolome de Pinares (Avila), a tradition of over 200 years continues to surprise for its spectacular risk. Luminaires are Avila, where horses and riders prepare to jump over bonfires and get across purified body and soul.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: San Bartolome de Pinares, Avila, Spain
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Javier Arcenillas
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