There's An Insane Spanish Festival Where People Dress As The Devil And Jump Over A Bunch Of Babies
Probably less safe than baptising them, on balance.
Here's a man dressed as El Colacho (The Devil).
Here he is trying to whip a youth.
Here are some babies having some confetti dropped on them.
And here's a man dressed as the devil jumping over the babies.
This is how the week-long festival culminates.
The origins of the tradition are unknown but it's said to cleanse the babies of original sin.
Pope Benedict XVI apparently asked Spanish priests to distance themselves from the festival.
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