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El Día de los Santos Inocentes 28 december

By 8 November, 2019November 12th, 2019Traditions and local holidays
Valencia masterchef

Did you believe me yesterday when I told you I was going to be in Masterchef 2018?

Inocente, inocente, inocente !

You felt for my joke! On Innocents day we play inocentadas (pranks and jokes) on friends hoping the innocent victim believes the false thing.
The 28th of December is Innocents day, similar in spirit to the American April Fools Day.
The history behind el Día de los Santos Inocentes is religious and based on the Bible story of when King Herod heard the news that a new King of Israel was born (Jesus), he immediately ordered the massacre of all boys under the age of two in Bethlehem and its vicinity. The name given to this day, Día de los Santos Inocentes or “Day of the Holy Innocents”, fits perfectly well due to the many innocent souls that were lost that night.

Today, the celebration is festive and fun, with people playing jokes and pranks on each other as much as possible…
The joke I had put online was a day early and even my close friends and family felt for it! Now you are on time to joke around with your friends and family.
I had so much fun putting this joke online and reading the comments I almost want to participate for real in masterchef, maybe 2019? For now I keep sharing my passion for the city Valencia and the local food with you!

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