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Addendum to "April Fool"

Posted by Hawggie on November 24, 2000

In the 4th century (iirc) Pope Gregory IV enacted an edict that moved the beginning of the new year from April 1 (the first full month after the start of spring and Roman Military activities) to January 1 (the first month after Christmas) He decreed that all who continue to celebrate the new year in April are fools and should be corrected.