Read about the origin, history and celebration of April Fools’ Day (Massacre Of The Innocents) in Spain.
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April Fools’ Day in Spain

Origin and History of April Fools’ Day in Spain

The origin from Spain for the Fools Day says that this day is a kind of gallows humor. According to the Bible, from the Gospel of Matthew, King Herod subjected two baby boys to death because of the fear that Lord Jesus would be born. Although this King didn’t know that he was fooled by taking infant Jesus to Egypt by Mary and Joseph. Thus this day, the Day of Innocents is observed in Spain when Lord Jesus was taken away and Kind Heron was fooled.

Local name: Massacre Of The Innocents

Ways to celeberate Massacre Of The Innocents in Spain

People in Spain celebrate Fools’ Day on the 28th of December with a similar celebration to that of the April Fools’ Day called as the Massacre of the Innocents. The Spanish people target the innocents to play pranks and shout aloud "Inocente palomita que te dejaste engañar" or says "Inocente, inocente!" which means “You innocent little dove that let yourself be fooled.” Spanish islands celebrate "Dia d'engañar” which is the Fooling day on the first of April.