Can I just say that I hate this day? It is really sad that we have a "fools day"... lets all play pranks on one another and scare each other, irritate each other, etc. It is annoying and just rude. I love April, and this is just a bad way to say, "Happy April 1st!" So... I am taking something that Kelsi did for St. Pattys day and I am going to trust in my handy dandy google tool and find out where this LAME holiday even came from.
Mark Twain said, "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." WHAT??? Remember that we are mean and like to play pranks on people?? I dont think so!
"Once upon a time, back in 16th-century France, before computers, people celebrated New Year's Day on March 25, the advent of spring. It was afestive time. They partied steadily until April 1. In 1564, when the calendar reformed and became Gregorian, King Charles IXproclaimed, perhaps pompously, that New Year's Day should be celebrated on January 1 instead of in the spring. Diehard conservatives resisted the change (or perhaps didn't hear about it due to the absence of e-mail) and continued to celebrate New Year's from March 25 to April 1. During this period of spring festivity, the more flexible French mocked the rigidrevelers by sending them foolish gifts and invitations to non-existent parties. The victim of an April Fools' Day prank was called a "poisson d'avril," or an "April fish," because at that time of year, the sun was leaving thezodiacal sign of Pisces. April Fools' Day hit its stride (avoiding thebanana peel) in England in the 18th century, and was brought to colonial America by the English, Scottish, and French. No fooling."
I also found that in Scotland, April Fools Day is 48 hours long... the call the second day Taily Day and it is dedicated to pranks involving the booty!!
I am glad this day is only one day here. I wish it didnt even exist. I think its lame. But there you have it people, some history on April Fools Day.
Oh, have a Happy Easter!
Posted by VictoriaHale at 11:07 AM