Holy Innocents' Day


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Holy Innocents' Day

n. Christianity
December 28 or 29, observed in commemoration of the slaughter of male infants in Bethlehem during Herod the Great's attempt to kill the infant Jesus.
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Holy Innocents' Day

n
(Roman Catholic Church) Dec 28, a day commemorating the massacre of male children at Bethlehem by Herod's order (Matthew 2:16); Childermas
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Noun1.Holy Innocents' Day - December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
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