Sunday, April 15, 2007

Things I Don't Understand..

~ Ancient custom has the force of law ~
-- Legal Maxim --

In celebration of the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi, grown men dressed as the devil leap over newborns, with full parental consent. Donning scary costumes and wielding whips and truncheons, the men attempt to "cleanse" the babies of all evil.

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  1. Man... I don't understand a lot of thngs that the humans do!

    Nice blog, BTW. I like your garage sale find.

  2. Hi Bobbie. This is the first time I've heard of this. Oh my, what if the leaping man has an accident and falls on the babies? Such a scary thought that I hope would never happen. I also don't understand the risk that parents subject their children into.

  3. Oh my, this is a scary tradition. I would not want my baby to be leaped over by a jumping devil, Yikes!
    Thanks for the visit last week! My family had a nice vacation. I missed blogging terribly though :P

  4. YIKES! No wonder those babies are crying. I don't understand that either.

  5. Wow. Never heard of that one.

  6. Looks like Mexico or someplace like that? They do that wierd Day of the Dead at Halloween too.

  7. Gosh - that is insane


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