Baby Jumping? What? Why?

Posted: 30th January 2015 by Preeti Bhatia in Children, People, Religion
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baby-jumping-festival-in-spain-article-body-image-1403538876There are many parents who are very protective with their children. It is unbelievable that there are those parents who are willing to put their babies at risk. One wonders what they would have to say about an absurd event that takes place each year in the village of Castrillo de Murcia in Northern Spain.

This is a ridiculous event where tiny one year old babies are involved. Some suck on dummies or pacifiers, none the wiser for the danger that hovers over them. One wrong step, and the babies could be seriously injured.

The tiny tots are laid on a mattress at the central square of the village. a-spanish-town-just-held-its-annual-baby-jumping-festival-article-body-image-1403539100The man takes a running start and jumps over the babies. While this is happening, another man dressed in black beats on a drum. It is unbelievable that even though this festival is thought to be one of the riskiest in the world, there have been no reports of injuries with the babies.

We would like to see the man jump over this baby – Grown Man Living as a Baby

The idiotic event involves a Spanish ‘devil’, El Colacho, dressed in bright yellow, who leaps over the one year old babies in order to cleanse their spirits. This absurd tradition dates as far back as 1621 as is the final event in a four day religious custom that celebrates the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi.

The idea behind the event is representative of the fight between good an evil. The ludicrous event is believed by the many parents who allow their baby sons and daughters to take part, to put them on the path to a good life. The bonus part is that the entire town benefits and sin is driven away.

  1. Mark says:

    There is no way these are mums and dads! Unfortunately we are reminded daily, what a sick world that we live in.

  2. Kathy says:

    Some people need serious mental assessments

  3. Lilly says:

    Bloody stupid alright, what idiots…..

  4. Owen says:

    Absurd No ! Stupid, Yes !