Friday, April 01, 2005

April New Year's Day!

April Fool's Day started because Pope Gregory XIII moved New Year's Day from April to January in 1582. Back then, news didn't travel very fast, so some countries implemented the new New Year sooner than others. Those who either hadn't heard or didn't believe that the date had been moved continued to celebrate in April. They became the butt of jokes and pranks, and the tradition now continues.

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