Día de los Santos Inocentes -- Day of the Holy Innocents

The 28th of December is the Día de los Santos Inocentes in Colombia. It is based on a Catholic holiday that commemorates the children, younger than 2 years of age, that were ordered killed by King Herod after the Three Wise Men did not return to tell Herod where the child king could be found.

This holiday is celebrated much in the way we here in the US celebrate April Fool's Day. It is a day for playing tricks on people, fake news reports, and jokes. On this day the Colombian newspaper, El Tiempo, publishes a sepcial insert called El Trompo which is filled with funny and fictious stories about current events.

If you'd like to prepare your family a special Santos Inocentes dinner in honor of this holiday, Check out the recipes that Family Fun magazine has for April Fool's Day. There is a section called Fun Food Pranks. It is a fun way to introduce kids to this Colombian holiday.

Click on the title of this post to go to the Family Fun website.


Michelle said…
As a Colombian adoptive mom (Jake is 7 and Sara is 4; both from Medellin), I wanted to say MUCHAS GRACIAS from the bottom of my heart for starting this blog. I LOVE IT and it's exactly what I've been looking for for some time now.
Carolina said…
Wow this is a gem! I'm going to try to make them!

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