Innocents' Day

DateEventPlace
Dec 28, 2018 Innocents' Day 2018 World
Dec 28, 2019 Innocents' Day 2019 World

Information about Innocents' Day

Significance: Innocents' Day commemorates the Massacre of the Innocents. Herod, the Roman-appointed King of the Jews, ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews.

Type:
Christianity
Observed by:
Church of England, Lutheran Church, Roman Catholic Church
Location:
World
Synonyms:
Holy Innocents' Day, The Innocents' Day, Childermas, Children's Mass
Initiator:
Catholic Church
Start year:
485

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