15 of the Most Dangerous Festivals Around the World
El Colacho, Spain
Spain is home to some of the most curious festivals on Earth. One of them is El Colacho or Baby Jumping Festival, held every year in Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos since the 17th century.
Newborn babies are baptized by laying them on the ground and having adult males, dressed in traditional devil costumes, jump over them.
The ritual is believed to absolve the babies of their “original sin.” The festival takes place on the first Sunday after the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi.
Though no casualties have ever been reported, Pope Benedict XVI had asked the Spanish clergy to distance itself from the practice.