Watch El Colacho, the 400-year-old Spanish festival where men dress as devils and jump over babies to ward off evil

Spain’s baby jumping festival has taken place in the small village of Castrillo de Murcia in the country’s north.

Every June, men dressed as devils leap over newborn babies to drive away evil, part of the El Salto del Colacho festival, or El Colacho.

Footage filmed on Sunday (June 23) shows men in traditional costumes hurdling babies lying on mattresses while onlookers watch on.

The tradition has been ongoing since 1620 and some Catholics believe the devils drive away evil.

It is said that the Pope has distanced himself from this rather dangerous-looking religious festival.