Celebrate the Day of the Innocents in Salamanca

8th Dec 2009
Celebrate the Day of the Innocents in Salamanca

People staying in Salamanca hotels may be rigued by the Spanish celebration entitled Day of the Innocents.

Known as the Dia de los Santos Innocentes to the locals, anyone visiting the city with the intention of brushing up on their language skills may be interested in this quintessentially Spanish festival.

Described by many as the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day, travellers in the country can expect practical jokes on a grand scale.

National newspapers often print purposefully ludicrous stories, while local residents will stage their own practical jokes on friends and acquaintances.

Celebrated on December 28th, it marks the day that King Herod ordered all baby boys under the age of two in Bethlehem to be murdered, according to the bible.


Although its origins lie in a dark historic episode, the atmosphere in the country is one of merriment and joviality and is something that visitors to cities across Spain can enjoy.

To make the most of the Day of the Innocents – you should consider booking your hoteles en Salamanca to avoid disappointment.

The city, which is renowned for its educational facilities, particularly in the subject of the Spanish language, is a favourite destination among those who want to improve their spoken or written linguistic skills.


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