Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

Bouncing, Trampling & Jumping Over Babies

Who wouldn’t want a healthy bouncy baby? Well this Muslim ritual in India makes sure that you get one. Those crazy Muslims…. Hold on. It turns out that Christians can be pretty loopy as well. Baby jumping (El Colacho) is a traditional Spanish practice dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos.

The belief is that by jumping over the babies, they are cleansing them of original sin. The Brotherhood of Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva, who organise the festivities chase people around the town throughout the day. I would not be too surprised if there was a bit of drinking involved as well. Imagine if one of these devils tripped?

So which is it  – dropped from 50 feet into a blanket or bring jumped over by a mad Spaniard?

UPDATE: It just gets even more shocking. Now we have grown religious men trampling babies!!!

Truly shocking video from India sent my way by @teobesta

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