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Flights to Murcia for baby-jumping

A bizarre sounding festival though it may be, take flights to Murcia this May to witness the Colacho - or baby-jumping - festival.

Each year in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, a traditional baby-jumping festival called El Colacho is held on the weekend of its Corpus Christi celebrations.

The event sees adult males dressing themselves up as the devil and leaping over small babies in the street.

Dating back to centuries, this bizarre tradition is sure to attract intrigued tourists on Spanish holidays away from their sun loungers.

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Flights to Alicante for Santa Faz Pilgrimage

Britons taking flights to Alicante this month may be interesting to learn of a unique event that takes place in the region each April.

Events site What's On When reports that each year roughly 200,000 people make the pilgrimage to the Monasterio de Santa Faz on April 3rd.

The Santa Faz Pilgrimage, it claimed, is the second-largest pilgrimage in Spain, travelling for eight kilometres from the town hall in Alicante to the Santa Faz monastery.

Pilgrims make the trek at this time of year to the location of the veil with which Veronica was reputed to have touched Jesus Christ's bleeding face with as he carried the cross to Calvary.

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Flights to Spain: Tag your baggage

In the light of the recent Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 debacle, travel tips have been offered to holidaymakers in order to make flights to Spain for Spanish holidays as smooth as possible.

According to Direct Line, travellers taking flights to Spain should tag their baggage clearly with their name and contact details.

It is also important that they read their airline's baggage policy to make sure that baggage is within size and weight limits for a flight to Spain.

Brits taking Spanish holidays are also advised to take out travel insurance in case of lost baggage - as "extra peace of mind".

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Tips offered to Heathrow travellers

Britons taking flights to Spain who were recently inconvenienced by the delays at London Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5 have been issued with advice from one commentator.

During delays at Terminal 5, thousands of passengers were delayed and around 200 flights were cancelled. Additionally, more than 15,000 bags and cases have been lost or misdirected.

More Than has therefore issued advice on how to move forward, including tips such as asking your airline for a refund or to be booked on to an alternative flight to Spain.

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