Horses in Easter procession (Bavaria)

Easter Horses Bavaria Reuters Photo by Michael DalderPilgrims dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes ride their horses during the traditional Georgi horse riding procession on Easter Monday in the southern Bavarian town of Traunstein, March 24, 2008.

Since the early 16th century, farmers have taken part in the pilgrimage to bless their horses. The roots of this tradition go back to the legend of Saint George, the horsemen’s patron saint.

Sources: Report by Reuters/Photograph: REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY)

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