The Arizkun Carnival (Jumping the bonfire)


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31713 Arizcun, Navarra, Spain

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Thousands of people queue up in the streets ready to jump over some 20 bonfires, a tradition dating back to pagan times and said to encourage fertility and ward off evil spirits. Locals dress up in instantly recognisable costumes that look like sheepskin coats, adorned with black pots, wearing maypole style hats and carrying brushes.

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