Monday, April 1, 2013

Dita e Gunjeshtrave or April Fool's Day

Really, I would have fell for this one. Google Nose or as we say Google Knows just about everything.:)

I was curious as to the history of this crazy day so I thought I'd share that here too. Hope you didn't fall for too many pranks today!

"April Fools' Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a "fool's errand," looking for things that don't exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things."

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April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day, holiday of uncertain origin, known for practical joking and celebrated on the first of April. Prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1564, the date was observed as New Year's Day by cultures as varied as the Roman and the Hindu. The holiday is considered to be related to the festival of the vernal equinox, which occurs on Mar. 21. The English gave April Fool's Day its first widespread celebration during the 18th cent.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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