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

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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.

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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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