Baby Jumping Colacho Festival 2019 | Spain, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Baby Jumping Colacho Festival 2019

Where:   Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos, Spain
When:    Sunday, June 23, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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.

It is recomended to make a room reservation in advance.

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Baby Jumping Colacho Festival - Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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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

Castrillo de Murcia travel information
Dialing code: 947
Longitude: -4.0617785°
Latitude: 42.3587807°
Spain information address: INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
Tourist website:

Spain country details
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Capital: Madrid
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +34
Language: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.

Spain background and overview:
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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