December 28, 2010
| Posted in Christmas traditions festivals, hispanic, Spain, spanish, traditions
Today is El Día de los Santos Inocentes in Spain and other Hispanic countries, their equivalent of April Fools Day. But it goes deeper than that as it has its roots in the story of Christmas when Herod ordered the killing of all baby boys, and Mary and Joseph escaped with Jesus having been warned in a dream to flee.
Find out more here in English or here in Spanish
Here, a man who runs a joke shop talks about the types of jokes people buy
And this clip shows an ‘inocentada’ involving a mouse!
Even the Simpsons get in on the act!