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Learn all about the history of April Fool’s Day

From Beverly at Homeschooling.about.com. My kids look at April Fools day as a major holiday. I’m in for a rough day.
In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It was celebrated in much the same way as it is today with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night. Then in 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian world, and the new year fell on January first. There were some people, however, who hadn’t heard or didn’t believe the change in the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April first. Read more…

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