Holy Innocents on La Palma

The 28th of December is Holy Innocents’ Day, which commemorates the massacre of the innocents by Herod in Matthew’s gospel (although according to Wikipedia, it’s probably not a historical event). In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, it’s the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day.

For example, one year I told my husband that the police had been around asking whether he’d been jogging in the nude. Now my husband does go jogging, but not in the nude — although sometimes he goes topless. Anyway, I said the police had had complaints about him jogging nude, and wanted to talk to him urgently, and I’d like it cleared up too, because I found the whole thing terribly embarrassing. And I kept it going for about ten minutes before I collapsed into giggles.

So watch out today

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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