Holy Innocent’s Day
28 December – Holy Innocent’s Day is said to be the unluckiest day of the year. The Holy Innocents were essentially the first Christian martyrs, the children slain by Herod at Bethlehem whilst trying to kill Jesus. Depending upon nationality and church variations It is celebrated on either 27, 28 or 29 December. Apparently Cornish housewives would refuse to wash clothes on Holy Innocents Day and it was considered very unlucky by fishermen.