The civic procession of El Vitor

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The civic procession of El Vitor
Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
A villager dressed up in old clothes and his head covered lights his torch in a fire during The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
A villager dressed up in old clothes and with his head covered, rests after The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
A villager dressed up in old clothes and with his head covered takes part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Participants sing in honor of Saint Toribio before taking part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga near Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
A villager dressed up in old clothes and wearing a hat takes part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Celia de Santiago, 20, gets ready to take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga near Valladolid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns. (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
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The photos above detail a fiery parade which occurs every year in September in the village of Mayorga, Spain. The Procesion de El Vitor pays homage to Saint Toribio whom was native to Mayorga. Villagers burn leather wineskins and flames mark the day the saint's remains were returned to his native land.

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