Baby Jumping Colacho Festival 2025

When: Sunday, June 22, 2025
Baby Jumping - El Colacho Festival

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.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Castrillo de Murcia and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Patronato de Turismo de la Provincia de Burgos
C/ Asuncion de Nuestra Senora, 3
09003 Burgos (Espana)
Phone: +34 947 279 432
Fax: +34 947 279 433
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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