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Spain (AFP) .- A full gallop, a nightmare emerging from obscurity and poisoning the llamas without amino acid. In the Spanish locality of San Bartolomé de Pinares, every night of the 16th of January, the Cavaliers of the Crusaders wanted to conquer epidemics, an ancestral tradition.

Bajo la pálida luz de una luna casi llena, en una gélida noche de San Antón, unos mpleados municipales con el rostro cubierto en sudor alimentan con ramas secas las hogueras disseminadas por la calle principal de esta locidad de 600 habitantes, situada en altura a un centimeter of kilometers to the west of Madrid.

Unas cascabeles se dejan oír y de pronto resuena en la noche el estruendo metallic de los cascos sober los adoquines.

Uno tras otro, los caballos van apareciendo y pisotean las ramas incandescentes de las hogueras, sin aminorar la marcha.

The huts will be located in the mountains between the stars of the spectacles of the spectacles, baths of light and the color of the fire and hypnotizers of a spectacle that sumerge the locality in a mystical and medieval atmosphere.

Durant a man, the procession of caballos realized on the dance floor.

Llamada las Luminarias, esta tradición se remonta al siglo XVIII, cuando una epidemia diezmó a la población equina.

“When an animal dies of infection, it turns out to be literal, literally”, and as a result of the epidemic, it was created that the man was the protector of the animals “, said Leticia Martín, physiotherapist of 29 years,” Fiel “.

SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE PINARES (ÁVILA), 16/01/01/2022 y las grandes llamas de las hogueras repartidas por las calles del pueblo ceden protagonismo al humo purificador. EFE / Rúl Sanchidrián
Photo: EFE

Purified fires

“These are the purifiers of all the animals that celebrate the animals of the city of San Antón Abad”, patron of the animals, details of Antón Erkoreka, director of the Vasco Museum of the History of Medicine, who said that all of Spain celebrates bendecir a los animales.

“It’s a curious holiday that intends to provide a sanctuary for the protection of animals”, said.

In other cities of Spain, there are also high schools, but in different ways and without cavallos, to record epidemics and pests.

Now, when the coronavirus epidemic overflows, this tradition has become more symbolic.

But the celebration doesn’t have anything to do with covid-19, recommended by Emmanuel Martín, 26 years old. It’s about beating the animals and what it’s like “all the years: the man of the ramas verdes los vienen a purificar”detail.

“It is not a spectacle, it is prepared to divert the people”, said the man who took part in the first Luminarias when he had two years, in the arms of his father.

Open to the public, a crucifix with pines with lozos and cruz. Su caballo lleva la crin trenzada para protegerla del fuego.

Adrenaline

SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE PINARES (ÁVILA), 16/01/01/2022 y las grandes llamas de las hogueras repartidas por las calles del pueblo ceden protagonismo al humo purificador. EFE / Rúl Sanchidrián
Photo: EFE

Muy criticism of the defenders of the animals, this tradition is “no hace nada de dano ni al caballo ni al jinete”, guaranteed by Emmanuel Martín.

“I love you. (Es como) pasar un dedo un segundo por un mechero (encendedor) ”, detalla su prima, Andrea Penela.

Each year involved in the event veterinarians enlisted by regional authorities, as well as bombers.

“If you consider that there is a risk for ellos (los caballos), yo no lo haría”, said Mario Candil, a resident of San Bartolomé.

“Nunca le ha pasado algo a nadie. Nunca ”, followed by Monce García, 49 years old, came to teach a more of the“ ambient, humorous, traditional tradition of the people ”.

In the descent of the caballo, Noelia Guerra, a 46-year-old pharmacist, spoke of “sensations, adrenaline”, which, in the same way as she did, “anima” to the animals. “No los tienes que forzar, van solos”, dice.

Tras parodemia la la pandemia el año pasado, los caballos “purificados” vuelven a las cuadras, humeando por las fosas nasales.

“It’s awesome, but I didn’t have anything to do in December of 2021, when I was born. “Our remarks are: ‘This is why we are not going to the Luminaries in 2021,'” said Leticia Martín.

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