Monday, December 1, 2008

April 1-"All fools' Day"

Many European countries for a very long time celebrated New Year's Day on April 1.However,when the Gregorian calender replaced existing Julian calender, New Year Day was shifted from April 1 to January 1.But some people who either did not know this change or refused to accept it, continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1.Such people were thought to be fools and they soon became the butt of pracatical jokes.They were sent silly gifts were invited to parties that were not going to take place."