The History of Leith

April 2, 2008

What’s the history behind April Fool’s Day

ORIGIN: According to www.april-fools.us, the exact origin of April Fool’s Day isn’t known, but many think it began in France around 1582 with the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar, which is the most widely used calendar today. In previous calendars, New Year’s Day was between March 25 and April 1. Many people refused to change the New Year’s celebration day and were dubbed “fools.” They were sent on “fool errands,” sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played on them. for more click here

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