The baby jumping festival of Spain--Photos

04:00 PM | 5 Apr, 2015
The baby jumping festival of Spain--Photos
MADRID (Web Desk) - The Brotherhood of Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva organizes a week long annual festival of El Salto del Colacho -meaning the devil's leap-  in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos city of Spain.


The festival dates back to 1620 that takes place to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi every year.


During the festival the Colacho -dressed like devil- jumps over the babies placed on the mattresses on route traversing the town and reach a decided goal.


Few years ago Pope Benedict had asked the Spanish priests to distance themselves from El Colacho, and to downplay the tradition’s connection with Catholicism but the festival still goes on.