Why would mothers put their babies at risk like this for a festival? It's something we don't quite understand, and we can see the impending danger behind this festival in Spain. A man could simply jump too low, or a baby could possible move in a way that a man kicks it in the face. Why? UPDATE: "The origins of the tradition are unknown but it is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensure them safe passage through life and guard against illness and evil spirits.In recent years" WIKIPEDIA
What are your thoughts on this.