Baby Jumping Festival: El Colacho Festival


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 in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos. During the act – known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) or simply El Colacho – men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street.

The Brotherhood of Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva, who organise the festivities chase people around the town throughout the day.

The festival has been rated as one of the most dangerous in the world. The origins of the tradition are unknown but it is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensure them safe passage through life and guard against illness and evil spirits. Pope Benedict has asked priests in Spain to distance themselves from the El Colacho, or La Octava Festival.



Wife Shocks Husband with Amazing Baby Surprise

A Minnesota woman lets her husband know she's pregnant in a photo booth and films his reaction. Jessica says photobooths are a tradition that dates back to their first date.

The Running of the Baby Goats

Thirty-two baby Nigerian dwarf goats take part in the annual running of the baby goats at the Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine.

Record Breaker Limbos Under Car

A world record holding limbo queen thinks she has become the first person to shimmy under a car. However, regular performances put an incredible strain on her body and she sees a chiropractor once a week to have her hips realigned.

Hospital Service (Benny Hill)

Poor old little Jackie Wright get’s abused badly in the very first silent Benny Hill sketch.