Saturday, April 1, 2017

Calendars 2017


Did you know today is April's Fools Day?  
Did you pull any pranks on your friends or loved ones?

Although the day, also called All Fools' Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.  Some historians speculate that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.  People who were slow to get the news or failed recognize that start of the new year had moved to January 1st and continued to celebrate it on April 1st became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.  

Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters.  Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday.

Did you know that April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, the fifth in the early Julian Calendar and the first month to have the length of 30 days?

Did you know April's birthstone is the diamond?

Did you know the birth flower is typically listed as either the Daisy or Sweet Pea?

Did you know the zodiac signs for the month of April are Aries (until April 19th) and Taurus (April 20th onwards)?

Did you know April is Jazz appreciation month?

Did you know April 9th is Palm Sunday?

Did you know April 12th is Spy Wednesday?

Did you know April 14th is Good Friday?

Did you know April 15th is National Banana Day in the US, Tax Day and World Art Day?

Did you know April 16th is Easter Sunday?

Did you know April 17th is Blah, Blah, Blah Day?

Did you know April 21st is Day of Silence in the US?

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day?

Did you know April 23rd is German Beer Day in Germany?

Did you know April 25th is DNA and Red Hat Society Day?

Did you know that April 26th is Hug A Friend Day?

Did you know April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day in the US?

Did you know April 30th is Honesty Day in the US?

Did you know I had fun playing pranks on my friends and loved ones today?
Well I did!  And they did too!

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