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A reveller wearing a demon costume takes part in the traditional festival of “Correfoc” in Palma de Mallorca, on January 17, 2015. The Correfoc is a night of revelry in which participants dress as demons and devils, and move through the streets scaring people with fire and fireworks. (Photo by Jaime Reina/AFP Photo)

A reveller wearing a demon costume takes part in the traditional festival of “Correfoc” in Palma de Mallorca, on January 17, 2015. The Correfoc is a night of revelry in which participants dress as demons and devils, and move through the streets scaring people with fire and fireworks. (Photo by Jaime Reina/AFP Photo)
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19 Jan 2015 12:51:00
Revellers try to hold on to a wild horse during the “Rapa das Bestas” traditional event in the village of Sabucedo, northwestern Spain, July 5, 2015. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

Revellers try to hold on to a wild horse during the “Rapa das Bestas” traditional event in the village of Sabucedo, northwestern Spain, July 5, 2015. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)
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06 Jul 2015 09:50:00
Elaborately dressed monks costumed as wrathful guardian spirits perform ceremonial dances during the Tenchi Festival on May 25, 2014 in Lo Manthang, Nepal. The Tenchi Festival takes place annually in Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang and the former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo. Each spring, monks perform ceremonies, rites, and dances during the Tenchi Festival to dispel evils and demons from the former kingdom. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)

Elaborately dressed monks costumed as wrathful guardian spirits perform ceremonial dances during the Tenchi Festival on May 25, 2014 in Lo Manthang, Nepal. The Tenchi Festival takes place annually in Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang and the former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo. Each spring, monks perform ceremonies, rites, and dances during the Tenchi Festival to dispel evils and demons from the former kingdom. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
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04 Jul 2014 10:36:00
Disguised participants strike poses on a car during the ancient carnival of Ituren, in the northern Spanish Navarra province on January 30, 2017. The yearly three day festivities, revolving mainly around agriculture and principally sheep hearding, run on the last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of January where Navarra Valley locals from two villages dress up and participate in a variety of activites as they perform a pilgrimage through each village. (Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP Photo)

Disguised participants strike poses on a car during the ancient carnival of Ituren, in the northern Spanish Navarra province on January 30, 2017. The yearly three day festivities, revolving mainly around agriculture and principally sheep hearding, run on the last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of January where Navarra Valley locals from two villages dress up and participate in a variety of activites as they perform a pilgrimage through each village. (Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP Photo)
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31 Jan 2017 10:00:00
A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the “Rapa Das Bestas” traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2014. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the “Rapa Das Bestas” traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2014. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)
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07 Jul 2014 12:58:00
Men fix a pinata representing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a devil outside a house before it is set on fire at the traditional Burning of the Devil festival, ahead of Christmas in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 7, 2016. (Photo by Luis Echeverria/Reuters)

Men fix a pinata representing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a devil outside a house before it is set on fire at the traditional Burning of the Devil festival, ahead of Christmas in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 7, 2016. (Photo by Luis Echeverria/Reuters)
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09 Dec 2016 11:23:00
Leisure day on the Avenida Brasil. (Photo by Elisângela Leite/Horniman Museum)

An exhibition at London’s Horniman Museum by three photographers from Brazil’s largest favela, Maré, shows us their unique vision of Rio de Janeiro. Here: Leisure day on the Avenida Brasil. (Photo by Elisângela Leite/Horniman Museum)
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03 May 2016 13:13:00


“Rapa das Bestas is the name of an operation that involves cutting the manes of the horses that are performed in the curros (enclosed which retain the horses) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain).

The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, in the city hall of A Estrada, which lasts three days: the First Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July. In fact, the name given to the celebration (Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo), while in most places speaking about curros, including curros de Valga, etc”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A wild horse leaps up during the Rapa das Bestas (shearing of the beasts) festival on July 2, 2011 in Sabucedo, Spain. Hundreds of wild horses are rounded up from the mountains and trimmed and marked in the corral. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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03 Jul 2011 12:30:00