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Castrillo De Murica, SpainNorthern Spain is the sight of the daring and downright frightening El Salto Del Colacho, or the Devil’s Jump. Dating back to the 16th century, this tradition has strong religious roots in a classic battle of good and evil. The public gathers to watch the story unfold as the devil, or el colacho, strolls into town, snapping a whip and looking for trouble. The Brotherhood -- a group of holy men and church leaders -- bands together to chase the diabolical one out of town. But the devil can’t retreat until he encounters the town’s youngest residents. Local mothers place their babies on mattresses on the town’s streets and wait for the devil to leap over the little ones on his mad dash out of town. When the devil makes his leap, it’s said that his action protects the children from evil. This, coupled with a special blessing from the priest, m
People need to think of the Children!!
meh.... i iz not amuzed -_-
OH! Now I get it!
Without wanting to be a joy-sucker.. What more proof do you need that tradition + religion = stupid?