Friday, April 23, 2010

Babies Jumping Festival

Grown men have been leaping over rows of babies in the north Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia in an annual rite meant to ward off the Devil. 

Jumpers dressed as the Colacho, a character representing the Devil, bounded over clusters of bemused infants laid out on mattresses.

Nobody appeared to get hurt in this year's festive event.

Castrillo, near Burgos, has been holding the event since 1620 to mark the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi.

The feast is widely celebrated in Spain, often with processions and mystery plays.

Pageants can feature dancers depicting demons and angels or other characters.

What do you think of that ,huh???


Nairuz said...

uhhh.I just keep wondering what might happen if someone accidently step over one of these poor babies.
Even though their parents trying to protect them by putting their hands over them ,but i guess this won't help.

i really feel bad for those babies .

In Libya we just have Baby party where we give money or presents for the mother .

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