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April Fish or Poisson d'Avril

Poisson_d'avrilThere are many theories about the origins of April Fool’s Day celebrations. One such theory is that it originated in France in the 16th century when King Charles IX adopted the Gregorian calendar, moving the start of the year from the end of March to January 1. Get the facts about this unusual “holiday” on the Blue Electrode.


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