The Festivity of "El Colacho"

Every year, the festivity of “El Colacho” takes place in the village of Castrillo de Murcia. It is an ancestral tradition with a lot of colour and fun.

General Information:

Town: 
Castrillo de Murcia (Sasamón)
The Festivity of "El Colacho"
Town: Castrillo de Murcia (Sasamón)

Descripción

In the small village of Castrillo de Murcia, just a few kilometres from Sasamón, it takes place the festivity of “El Colacho” the Sunday after Corpus Day. An extravagant character, “El Colacho”, runs through the streets wearing clothes with bright colours and whipping the people. In several places of the village, locals build altars with flowers. In front of them, there are some mattresses with the babies born in the village during the year.

The Colacho must jump over the babies so as to prevent them from illnesses. After the processions, people go to the fields to hear a speech, dance and eat cheese with wine. The origin of this festivity dates back to the seventeenth century and it has been represented since then.

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