"We would give our lives for this celebration. Anyone of us here." Pedro Martín Muñoz, president of the Association for the Defense of the Luminarias, told VICE News. "To us, this is a magical night, both for the townspeople and the visitors."
Animal rights organizations have criticized the festival in past years for its treatment of the horses, but Martín Muñoz says they enjoy the night as much as the riders.
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