The baby jumping festival!
When: Sunday following Corpus Christi, June 10th 2012, June 2nd 2013.
Where: Castrillo de Murcia, Spain.
This famously bizarre event in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain sees men dressed as the Devil leaping over a row of babies in order to cleanse them and take away their evil!
For some unknown reason, the brotherhood of Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva (the people who organise the celebrations) also chase and terrorise everybody in the town throughout the day.
The Catholic festival of Corpus Christi is celebrated all over Spain with processions, mystery plays and a wide variety of popular celebrations, but this one has to be the strangest. It is held on the Sunday after Corpus Christi.
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Enjoy your trip! And when you’re back we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!