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Cleansing with Fire

My Planet., 3rd place
Накануне Дня Святого Антония сотни людей проезжают на лошадях по улицам небольшой деревни Сан-Бартоломе и прыгают через огромные костры.  Фестиваль  Las Luminarias знаменует ритуал «очищения» животных дымом от костров и защиты их от злых духов.


On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds of people ride their horses through the streets of the small village of San Bartolome and jump through huge bonfires during the "Las Luminarias" festival, a tradition to cleanse the animals with bonfire smoke to protect them for the coming year.

Man rides a horse through a bonfire during “Las Luminarias” celebration, a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron of animals. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds ride their horses through the streets to cleanse their animals with bonfire smoke.


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