The History of April Fool's Day

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The History of April Fool's Day

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Many countries celebrated the first day of April as the beginning of the new year. When the King of France changed the new year in 1564 to the first day of January, many people continued to celebrate the first day of April. Their friends thought their opposition to the change was silly and sent them trick gifts.


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