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.

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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MANILA, Philippines As they commemorateNiaosInocentesor the Holy Innocents' Day, Filipinos should remember and pray for the children who were killed in the conduct of the government's brutal war on drugs, Sen.
As I was reading John Nery's 'Why we must criticize Duterte' (Opinion, 12/27/16), I noticed two prominent words in his column-'redemption' and 'innocents,' pointing out, respectively, the Christian belief in the possibility of redemption, and Christianity's remembrance of Holy Innocents' Day on Dec.
However, the performer is in fact still pregnant and the message was simply part of the Spanish equivalent of April Fool's day, Dia de los Santos Inocentes, or Holy Innocents' Day in English.