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A short history of April Fool's Day

Posted by Kit on April 01, 2003

In Reply to: A short history of April Fool's Day posted by ESC on April 01, 2003

I was told April Fool's Day came about as a result of Christians mocking Pagans for celebrating their new year at the start of April, giving them unpleasant presents and calling them April fools! Well, that's how the story goes on The Simpsons anyway! Moral of the story: never trust a cartoon where the characters are yellow and have catch-phrases such as "D'oh!"...