Jumping devils!

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A strange ritual recently took place as part of a Spanish festival, where men dressed as devils jumped over babies on the ground.

The festival is held on the first Sunday after ‘Corpus Cristi,’ an old catholic rite to cleanse the babies of original sin and to grant them safe passage through life with protection from illness and evil spirits.

The babies taking part were born in the past 12 months of the year and were laid on mattresses on the street.

The festival has been rated one of the most dangerous in the world, with the infants at the mercy of the men jumping over them.

The ‘devils’ also attempt to ‘cleanse’ older children and teens, chasing them through the streets with large whips.

However, in recent years, Pope Benedict has asked Spanish priests to distance themselves from the ancient ritual and to detach the tradition from Catholicism. The church teaches that it is the waters of baptism that cleanse original sin, not jumping devils.

Thankfully there have been no reported injuries to the babies over the years.

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Article written by  D Mulhern

28 Responses

  1. did this at school ajs ago but I’d still hate it if it were my baby
    getting jumped over, those Spain people are crazy!

  2. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttssssssssssssssssssssssss says:

    what if they stood on them?

  3. it too dangerous .l hate you jumping devil what if you fall
    .go away or l will call the police.my real name is sammy

  4. Oh my ducks that would be so scary to be chased by someone with a whip.
    At least I know Karate……….. I am not lying, I actually do Karate. I am a white belt. I would kick them back!

  5. that is sooooo dangerous! what if they landed on a baby! and chasing kids with whips? OUTRAGEOUS!

    Isla story

  6. That would be sad if they landed on the babies.
    But chasing older children and teenagers is kinda funny. kinda.

  7. Ummm… thats really dangerous, what if they land on the babies!?!? And why would anyone in the world smack kids in the heinie with whips. MEXICO AND SPAIN ARE OUT OF THIER MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. CRAZY PEOPLE you are so crazy it’s like oh sorry I kind of just stepped on
    Your kid uh.. have a nice day NO REFUNDS I mean you are so mean whipping
    people its like come here please its for your own good WHIP WHIP there you
    go??????? REALLY… 😐

  9. what king of cruel people are you. i mean I know you experienced but seriously imagine what the mother of the baby you just STEPPED on would do to you and whipping teen really:0 come on do teens go around the street whipping adult what kind of ceremony is this?

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