Spanish festival sees revellers dress as scary devils and ghosts

Hundreds descended on Luzon town in northern Spain for the annual ''Fiesta de los Diablos y las Mascaritas'' (The Festival of Devils and Masked Figures).

The ancient carnival sees revellers painting their faces with oil and soot, wearing horns and cowbells to transform into devils.

The devils walk around the town pranking people who are not wearing a ''mascarita'' costume, another main character of the carnival who wears a white mask and women’s traditional clothing.

Footage captured shows ''diablos'' marching through the streets of Luzon while ''mascaritas'' dance together at a square in town yesterday (March 2).

The festival is believed to have Celtic origins as it relates to pagan traditions focused on expelling dangerous spirits that could damage the health of the community.