On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day (celebrated by Catholics on January 17th) in Spain they hold a fire festival — Las Luminarias. Saint Anthony is a patron saint of animals, and it is considered that if you ride a horse through a bonfire, it will protect them for the year to come. This tradition dates back 500 years. In the photo: A man rides a horse in San Bartolome de Pinares.

Photo: Francisco Seco / AP / East News

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