Childermas

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childer ‎(children) +‎ -mas

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Childermas ‎(plural Childermases)

  1. A day to commemorate the killing of the Holy Innocents. Variously held on 28th December in the Western Church and 29th December in the Eastern Church. In Spanish-speaking countries this is often a prank-filled day like April Fools' Day.

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