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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

National Geographic Presents: April Fools' Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

The origins of April Fools' Day are shrouded in mystery.

The most popular theory is that France changed its calendar in the 1500s so that the New Year would begin in January to match the Roman calendar instead of the start of spring in late March or early April."

However word of the change traveled slowly, and many people in rural areas continued to celebrate the New Year in the spring. These country dwellers became known as "April fools."

Read More: April Fools' Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

1 Comment:

djtammy said...

Hi. Thanks for the visit and comment. Was here to read your new post about April fools'.

Have a wonderful evening ;-)

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