Toro Jubilo

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Photo and caption by Raúl Barbero Carmena

Toro Jubilo is a historical tradition celebrated in Spain.The origin of the ritual is pre-Celtic where the bull of fire was a sacred rite during the Bronze Age. The rite begins with the departure of the bull into the ring attached by a rope, where several young men immobilize him a post.Then grab the horns of the animal in a frame just 2 balls that are lit like flaming torches. The bull never suffers physical injury or burns as it is his back and face is covered by a thick layer of mud.Then the bull is released by the square, which has 5 fire lit bonfires symbolizing five martyrs.

Location: Medinaceli, Soria, SPAIN

 

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