Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Joy

Happy April Fools' Day! Celebrated every year on the first day of April, people play practical jokes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as "April fools." Popular since the 19th century, the day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is well known in Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and the United States. The earliest recorded association between 1 April and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392).

During this month, I will blog about some of the well-known as well as lesser known significant moments in history that occurred in April. Subjects will be on coins, books, diamonds (April’s Birthstone) and in particular, Spring Cleaning!

So I hope no one plays a joke or trick on you today. But if you are a victim of the April Fool, there is always next year to get back. Until then, have a nice day and I will see you tomorrow.

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