Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday April 1st

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April Fools' Day

An "April Fools' Day" hoax in Denmark in 2001.
Also calledAll Fools' Day
TypeCultural, Western
SignificancePractical pranks
DateApril 1
April Fools' Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
In ItalyFrance and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other's back as a trick and shout "April fish!" in their local languages (pesce d'aprile!poisson d'avril! and aprilvis! in ItalianFrench and Flemish, respectively). Such fish feature prominently on many French late 19th to early 20th century April Fools' Day postcards.
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness is an ambiguous reference in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year's Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, sometimes questioned for earlier references.[1]

 Hope you all have a great week! I am starting my puppy Diamond in a class - Puppy Preschool.
Hope we don't flunk


SmilingSally said...

I love your April Fools blues; thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

Melinda said...

Happy April to you!

Good luck with camp!


LV said...

Thanks for the information on April Fool's day. Really never had thought about why it was started. Love that cute little picture too.

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy April to you. Good luck in puppy school.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh the joy of April Fools.

Catching up with Blue Monday.

Would love for you to link up to my Color Connection meme, it is every Friday. You can post any color that you like.