When is Holy Innocents 2021?

Holy Innocents 2021 started on Tuesday 28th Dec, 2021 (28/12/2021) 24 days ago

What is Holy Innocents?

Holy Innocents

Christian churches commemorate the deaths of young children –who were deemed as the first martyrs by the early church– during the endeavors of King Herod the Great to murder the Holy Child, Baby Jesus. The Feast of the Holy Innocents is usually observed on the 28th and 29th of December, according to the Western and Eastern churches, respectively. Prior to the fifth century, the Holy Innocents was observed in concurrence with Epiphany, but then became a separate festival. Furthermore, it was considered as a day of lamentation and fasting in Rome.

Dates for Holy Innocents from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Holy Innocents is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Holy Innocents 2024SaturdayDec 28th in 1071 days
Holy Innocents 2023ThursdayDec 28th in 705 days
Holy Innocents 2022WednesdayDec 28th in 340 days
Holy Innocents 2021TuesdayDec 28th 24 days ago
Holy Innocents 2020MondayDec 28th 389 days ago
Holy Innocents 2019SaturdayDec 28th 755 days ago
Holy Innocents 2018FridayDec 28th 1120 days ago
Holy Innocents 2017ThursdayDec 28th 1485 days ago
Holy Innocents 2016WednesdayDec 28th 1850 days ago
Holy Innocents 2015MondayDec 28th 2216 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateDec 28, 2021
When? Ended 24 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Christian Holidays

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