Tuesday, 31 March 2009

April Fools Day

Happy April Fools Day

April Fools Day - a day to play practical jokes on your nearest and dearest but where does this mickey taking tradition really come from.

It is beleived that much of what we associate with the traditions for this particular day stems from a change in events/calendar. Traditionally April 1st was the day once celebrated as New Years Day under the Julian Calendar.

In France in 1582 Pope Gregory changed the date on which New Year's day was celebrated to January 1st adopting and using his new "Gregorian" calendar. Needless to say this met with certain centres of resistance to change and many continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1st. The Diehards were as a result subjected to ridicule and practical jokes because of their refusal to change and thus the tradition of "April Fools" was born.

Hope you have a happy day

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