An inside look at Spain’s strangest tradition, the baby jumping festival of ‘El Colacho’

BABY JUMPING: Strange annual tradition CREDIT: Wikimedia

Every year in June, a bizarre festival takes place in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos, Castilla y Leon in Spain.

During the festival men dress up like the devil and then jump over babies born in the previous 12 months of the year.

Known as El Colacho, the strange custom is part of the countrywide Corpus Christi (body of Christ) celebrations, yet only happens in this small village.



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