Las Luminarias festival in Madrid

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

Las Luminarias festival in Madrid
Fotoğraf: Burak Akbulut

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Men ride horses through bonfire made with pine tree branches after horses were blessed by a priest in order to protect and purify them for the year ahead, within the annual "Las Luminarias" festival at the town of San Bartolome de Pinares in Madrid, Spain on January 16, 2020. This 300-years old tradition is being carried on to purify and protect the animal in the following year. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )

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