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CASTRILLO DE MURCIA, Spain (RNS) The sight of a grown man dressed as a fiend leaping over the helpless babies might strike panic in the heart of some parents. But locals say the only injuries are to the hamstrings of the jumpers.

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  1. Some traditions might seem too obscure to those of us outside the culture that practices them. But here, I can see so many elements of trust: Parents trying to tell their children that nothing bad will happen to them–the bad things will leap over them without touching them; people getting together to celebrate something that is theirs alone; and using the old to preserve the new.

    I love reading about things like this, Ms. Gil.

    Thanks for sharing.

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