The weekly Daley: Monday is April 1; be careful out there

By From page A6 | March 29, 2013

Depending on which account you study, April Fools’ Day has been around for thousands of years or somewhat less. Stories (and some hoaxes) abound regarding the first celebration of April 1 as a day of foolishness and merriment. Most seem to tie the day into a new-year-like time when winter has mostly ended and the earth is reborn with the arrival of spring traditionally in Northern Hemisphere and European countries. In fact, New Year’s used to be calculated as beginning a week or so from April 1.

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