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1 April, 2019

"In the early Roman calendar, April 1 was the first day of spring, the spring equinox, and before 154 B.C.E it was New Years day. Many celebrations of many cultures observed this day as the coming of the renewal of the earth and life. There would be sacrifices and gifts given to the gods.

When the Christians came into power in the Roman empire, They created a celebration we call Easter that replaced the spring rituals. The old celebrations were ridiculed and made fun of. And people who observed these celebrations were persecuted. This was a chance to make fun of those who do not follow the orthodoxy (correct beliefs, i.e. your beliefs.) This is where we get April Fool's, where we can make anyone feel foolish. " per Larry Freeman

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