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Baby-jumping 'devil' guards Spanish infants from evil

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A man dressed up as the devil jumps over babies lying on a mattress in the street during 'El Colacho', the 'baby jumping festival' on Sunday, June 10, in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos. Baby jumping (El Colacho) is a traditional Spanish practice dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi. The Colacho represents the devil who takes away the evil from the babies as he jumps over them in this medieval religious custom.