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St. Leonhard: Patron of farmers, horses and livestock

Photo of the Day | published on 10/23/17

Lukas Barth | Anadolo Agency | AFP

Photo of the Day: October 23, 2017

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Bavarians in traditional costumes attend the horse-parade “Leonhardifahrt.” The annual pilgrimage honors St. Leonhard, patron saint of the highland farmers of horses and livestock, whose feast day is on November 6.

Since 1855, Leonhardifahrt (Leonhard-Parade), one of the greatest pilgrimages on horse and with horse-drawn carriages, has been celebrated in Bad Toelz. The pilgrimage is rich in tradition; citizens and peasants wear their best clothes and the horses and carriages are beautifully decorated.

Photograph by Lukas Barth for the Anadolo Agency via AFP

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