The baby jumping festival of Spain--Photos

04:00 PM | 5 Apr, 2015
The baby jumping festival of Spain--Photos
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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