Archive for April 1st, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/01)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 01 : Holy Thursday
03 days till Easter

Did you know that in Russia, Easter eggs are dyed on Holy Thursday?

The traditional method involves boiling the eggs in a mixture of onion peels and silk scraps. Russian Easter eggs are thought to possess magic powers, including bringing prosperity and warding off evil spirits.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 04th!

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(April 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  April Fool's Day

Thursday, April 1st, 2010


April Fool’s Day
The ultimate holiday for practical pranksters, April 1st actually used to be the New Year’s Day. In 1564 the New Year changed to January 1st, and those silly individuals who insisted on celebrating the “old” day became known as April fools.

Did You Know? April Fools Day (04/01)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

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Did You Know?
April Fools Day!

April 01

Did You Know that April Fools Day may have begun in France?

While some historians disagree, the most popular theory about the origins of this day for pranks and practical jokes is that it began in the 1500s in France, when the start of the New Year was moved from March to January. Word of the move traveled slowly to the rural dwellers, who continued to celebrate the New Year in April, earning them the title of “April fools”.

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