Once a year, since the 17th century, in May – June (celebrated the following Sunday to The Corpus Christi) an unique event takes place.
The ”El Salto del Colacho” [the devil’s jump] which is held in Castrillo de Murcia a village near Burgos, is a mix of Spanish tradition and a religious ceremony.
The festival is part of the Catholic holiday Corpus Christi (a Christian feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist) in Thursday after the first day of the Trinity (In the Christian calendar, Mandy Thursday – also called Holy Thursday).
In the ceremony, the new born babies (up to 12 months) of the village are put on the ground while a person disguised as the Satan holding a club jumps above them as a remedy to the evil’s removal from their souls. This event leaves the spectators, who are unfamiliar with the tradition, overwhelmed and speechless.