Toss-Up Tuesday: Who’s an April Fool?

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Beware! It’s that day of the year when you can be duped by practical jokes and other’ people’s form of humor. According to “This Day in History” at www.history.com, April Fool’s Day began its observance on April 1, 1700, with English pranksters playing practical jokes on each other.

Also known as All Fools’ Day, the origins of the day are unknown. Some scholars believe that the day began with France’s change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one in the 16th century. Others believe the observance comes from the celebration of ancient festivals.

But one thing that we do know is this: The popularity of the modern April Fools’ Day was spread through Britain during the 18th century.

April Fool’s Day are three words in our vocabulary that many of us would prefer to be lost.  For gosh sakes, look at me! My Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, has popularized the words via my costume. Just wait for the surprise she’ll get when she returns home!

To know more about April Fool’s Day, check out http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.

 

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