Opera News

Opera News App

What if somebody makes a mistake and hurts one of the babies? Checkout this festival

the_Kelvin_guy
By the_Kelvin_guy | self meida writer
Published 13 days ago - 0 views

The Devil's Leap or rather the "Colacho" festival is one of the most unusual festivals in the world. You wouldn't understand this statement of mine till you start reading this article.

This festival dates back to the year 1620 and is believed to purify infants from sin and bring them a happy life free of evil spirits. The previous Pope, Benedict XVI, had previously asked Spanish priests to depart from this practice but they wouldn't listen. They feel it is their culture and nothing is ever going to make them depart from it.

According to the British newspaper, "The Sun", the festival rituals include placing children born in the 12 months prior to the festival, on a bed on the road around the city of "Castrillo de Murcia" in northern Spain, the men dress like the devil by wearing red and yellow costumes, hold the whips and run on the road as they jump above the children.

It is believed that with this leap over the children, evil is wandering away. It's like the devil leaps over them hence nothing negative will befall then. Those who do not have this jump believe that they will live the rest of their lives waiting for bad things.

No one knows the origin of the tradition, and Pope Benedict XVI was not happy with that festival. “The Church adopts water baptism to purify the soul from the original sin (Adam’s sin) not the leap of Satan,” according to Christian beliefs.

But it seems that the old tradition is still hugely popular; It is held on the last Sunday after the end of the celebration of the Catholic feast "Corpus Christi".

There is nothing wrong with the festival. My only problem is, people do make mistakes. It's just in our DNA, no one is perfect. What if someone makes a mistake and ends up hurting the babies. Well, who am I to question someone's culture? Why am I even being pessimistic?

Would you have allowed your babies to go through this process? You can let me know in the comment section. Till we meet again, bye.

Content created and supplied by: the_Kelvin_guy (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Benedict XVI British Spanish The Sun
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Princess Shyngle Divorces Husband Three Months After Their Wedding

2 hours ago

31 🔥

Princess Shyngle Divorces Husband Three Months After Their Wedding

5 Pre-wedding Beauty Tips For Brides

2 hours ago

5 🔥

5 Pre-wedding Beauty Tips For Brides

NPP rewards loyalty, not tribalism - The Loyal Youth Movement For Alan Cash speaks

2 hours ago

137 🔥

NPP rewards loyalty, not tribalism - The Loyal Youth Movement For Alan Cash speaks

Raymond Declares That Bebelino Is No Match For Him In Strength

2 hours ago

311 🔥

Raymond Declares That Bebelino Is No Match For Him In Strength

Another Sad News Hits Despite Media As Popular Female Presenter Involved In Fatal Accident (Photos)

2 hours ago

553 🔥

Another Sad News Hits Despite Media As Popular Female Presenter Involved In Fatal Accident (Photos)

"I Can't Stand Her Smell Anymore" Man Cried Out After Dating A Girl For Six Years

2 hours ago

40 🔥

Prophet Nigel Gaisie Drops Another Important Message For Christians

2 hours ago

45 🔥

Prophet Nigel Gaisie Drops Another Important Message For Christians

Heart burns: Causes and natural treatments

2 hours ago

4 🔥

Heart burns: Causes and natural treatments

Couple seen enjoying themselves in the presence of others at a party (Video)

2 hours ago

938 🔥

Couple seen enjoying themselves in the presence of others at a party (Video)

Aisha Modi: I Will Rather Celebrate Her Birthday Massively Than Mourn Her Demise

3 hours ago

14 🔥

Aisha Modi: I Will Rather Celebrate Her Birthday Massively Than Mourn Her Demise

COMMENTS