Baby Jumping
Baby jumping (El Colacho) is a traditional Spanish festival that occurs 60 days after Easter , this year 3rd June. It dates back to 1620 taking place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in Castrillo de Murcia, Sasamón, in the province of Burgos. During the act, known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil’s jump) or simply El Colacho, men dressed as the Devil in red and yellow suits jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street. The “devils” hold whips and oversized castanets as they jump over the infant children.