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Romanian village holds Epiphany horse race

Updated : 2019-01-12 18:19:43

Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.The horse race tradition started in the area more than a century ago, according to residents, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule because of its association with a religious holiday.The Balkan festival is the main event of the year in the village.The race generates high anticipation and lively discussion over hot glasses of red wine about who will be this year's winner, or debates about the best looking or decorated horse.

In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse wearing colorful decorations waits before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse wearing colorful decorations waits before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a child rides a pony during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a child rides a pony during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a man rides his horse by an Orthodox priest sprinkling holy water on animals and people before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a man rides his horse by an Orthodox priest sprinkling holy water on animals and people before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a man rides a horse along with a baby during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a man rides a horse along with a baby during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse shakes his head during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse shakes his head during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph an Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on horses and people during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph an Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on horses and people during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph people cheer while riding in a horse down cart past an Orthodox priest sprinkling holy water on horses and people during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph people cheer while riding in a horse down cart past an Orthodox priest sprinkling holy water on horses and people during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse pulls a tree trunk in a strength competition during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a horse pulls a tree trunk in a strength competition during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man struggles to control his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man struggles to control his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, villagers on horseback wait for the start of an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, villagers on horseback wait for the start of an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man rides a horse after an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man rides a horse after an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man rides a horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man rides a horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a woman holding Mikey Mouse balloons walks by horses after an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a woman holding Mikey Mouse balloons walks by horses after an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a child rides a pony during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, photograph a child rides a pony during Epiphany celebrations in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 a man warms up his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man struggles to control his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man struggles to control his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday.
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