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Archive for April 1st, 2011
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!
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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