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When and where did the Fools' Day originate from ?

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What was folly yesterday is wisdom today. Shame to one is pride to all.

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gooddog Post time: 2013-4-1 12:49
Perfect combination, April 1 son and a fool father!

hahahahaha

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gooddog Post time: 2013-4-1 12:49
Perfect combination, April 1 son and a fool father!

I pity you, is this all you have, spreading your hate on this site. If this is what you call a happy retirement, you are a very sad little man in everyway.

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This post was edited by ElinaT at 2013-4-2 08:05
weifuwang2008 Post time: 2013-4-1 20:51
When and where did the Fools' Day originate from ?

Very good question!
The custom originated in France in 1564. During those years the Julian calendar was used throughout Europe. According to it, New Year was on the 1st of April every year.  In 1564 King Charles IX of France decided to change the New Year's day from 1st of April to 1 of January. Most of the European countries adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Many people followed the orders of their King and celebrated the New Year day on the 1st of January, but others continued to celebrated it on the 1st of April. Those who refused to follow the changes were mocked and ridiculed by their neighbours, friends and relatives. They were also sent funny gifts on the 1st of April every year and that was how the day became a big joke. Not that I find bullying other a joke, but hypothetically speaking that is how the joke at someone's expence began.
By the way many European countries continued to follow the Gregorian calendar, but others adopted the revised Julian calendar, that is why some countries celebrate Easter on the 31st of March this year and others will celebrate it on the 5th of May. The dates of Easter change every year! The discrepancies in the dates originated from the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by some and the revised Julian by others.

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