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Holiday Insight: April Fool's Day

General Information

April Fool's Day, also referred to as All Fools' Day, occurs on the first day of April. It is a notable day, recognized all over the world, to invoke hoaxes and practical jokes. April Fool's Day also presents an opportunity to take advantage of the ease and convenience of eCards. If pranks or practical jokes don't suit your taste, eCards may be used on April Fool's Day to fool your friends.

History of April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day is thought to have originated in 16th century France with the adaptation of a new calendar year. The New Year was originally a weeklong celebration from March 25th to April 1st. With the acceptance of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, the New Year was redefined as January 1st. Those who refused to accept the newly established calendar and those who forgot about the conversion were the recipients of foolish gifts and were invited to nonexistent New Year's Day parties.

Date of Celebration

April Fool's Day is celebrated on the first day of April, every year.

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