Jumping Over Babies To Remove Sin


Baby jumping is a traditional Spanish holiday dating back to the 1620s that take place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in Castrillo de Murcia, Sasamón, province of Burgos.

El Salto del Colacho (the devil’s jump)


Men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) in red and yellow suits jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street. 


The “devils” hold whips and oversized castanets as they jump over the unaware infants. It is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensure them safe passage through life and guard against illness and evil spirits.

The Brotherhood of Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva organizes the week-long festivities which culminate on Sunday when the Colacho jumps over the babies on the mattresses placed on the procession route traversing the town.


Once they have been jumped over they are considered absolved of man’s original transgression, and are sprinkled with rose petals before being taken away by their parents.

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  1. I don’t have any Biblical basis to believe that this practice is correct. So I do not support it.

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  2. The guy in the last pic doesn’t seem like he’s going to make it.
    Spaniards have some weird traditions.
    In Portugal, once a year kids smoke cigarettes. “Locals say the practice has been passed down for centuries as part of a celebration of life tied to the Christian Epiphany and the winter solstice — but nobody is sure what it symbolizes or exactly why parents buy the packs of cigarettes for their children and encourage them to take part.”

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  3. It goes far beyond that, this is where Philosophy exceeds position. Look at this article.


    This is where I think you don’t understand the full message that Marcus Aurelius was trying to convey.

    “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”Marcus Aurelius”

    I created this map of conversations to prove just that point. https://realitydecoded.blog/2017/10/12/mind-map/

    The most funny thing about this map I created was the assignment that Ateist, religious, political, and gender dogmatic people assigned to it.

    They each thought they were the right side and everyone else was the left. It was very strange since the point of the post was that everyone is the right side until the conversation runs into a conflict.


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    No words

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