A friend sent me this and I felt, as a good Victorian, I must share it with you. I am a Christian and I did not know of this.
Dec. 28, is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It's in honor of the children killed by King Herod during the search for the Messiah. The Victorians called it " " and it was the day when the children had their parties.
perfect time for the children in the household to get in the Victorian holiday spirit by inviting friends for such old fashioned fun as hot chocolate, games of charades, card games, "dress up", hide and seek, board games, etc.
The Widow's Prayer, ca. 1864-65 - The Widow's Prayer Sir Frederic Lord Leighton circa 1864-1865 Painting - oil on canvas Private collection Image via the Athenaeum
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