Día de Los Santos Inocentes -- Colombian April Fools

So, last year I posted about this holiday, but it bears repeating. December 28 is a holiday called the Dia de los Santos Inocentes. It is a traditional Catholic holiday designed to remember the children, that were slaughtered by the order of King Herod when the Three Wise Men did not return to tell Herod where the child king could be found.

El Dia de los Santos Inocentes is celebrated like we here in the US celebrate April Fool's Day. It is a day for playing pranks on people, fake news reports, and jokes. On this day the Colombian newspaper, El Tiempo, publishes a special 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 and crafts that Family Fun magazine has for April Fool's Day. It is a fun way to introduce kids to this Colombian holiday.



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