Luminarias

Luminarias is a 500 year old purification festival that takes place in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares in Spain every January. During this two day Christo-Pagan Fiesta - which evolved from the time of the great plague - livestock, men, women and children are cleansed with fire and smoke.

Galope by Rafael Alberti

Translation

Land, Land, Land of Spain, 
The large, the lonely, the bleak plains,
Galloping, white-footed horse, 
Cavalier of the people, 
under the sun and the moon.

Galloping! 
Galloping,
until they are buried in the sea

As a heart it sounds, resounds, resounds
the land of Spain, in its horseshoes.
Galloping, cavalier of the people
white-footed horse,
Horse of the surf.

Galloping!

galloping
until they are buried in the the sea

Nobody, nobody, nobody, there is nobody ahead; 
death is nobody if it rides on your saddle
Galloping, white-footed horse,
Cavalier of the people
the land is yours.

Galloping!
galloping

until they are buried in the the sea!

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