El Colacho – An Amazing Man Jumping Over Babies Festival (6 Photos)

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During May and June holidays, a small Spanish town of Castillo de Murcia held an unusual ritual purification El Colacho festival. On the day of the ceremony, one man dressed in devil custom and jump over infants born babies to cleanse them from evil spirits over the past year, as the locals believe that this event help to save children from the evil eye and spoilage, to protect from disease and dark forces. First it held back in 1620.
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)

During the celebration of Corpus Christi, a members of the local fraternity Santisimo Sacramento de Minerva dressed up in
yellow red costume and wear the mask of devil on face and run through the streets, swatting the behinds people of the town.
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)
Then, parents keep their babies on a soft feather mattress, surrounded by a crowd of spectators in main square of the small village.
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)
El Colacho then start running and jumps over the babies, taking with them all the evil and sickness.
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)
El Colacho - Man jumping over babies festival (6 Photos)
Source: katia-lexx.livejournal.com