TEENS March 28, 2005. Don ’ t be a fool on April 1. 泉州市城东中学 陈承雄. Warming up. Do you know the festival April Fools ’ day? How did you spend this festival this day? Did you play tricks on your friends? If so, can you tell us how you perform your trick? Did it work?
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TEENS March 28, 2005
Don’t be a fool on April 1
In 1564, however, in beginning the adoption of the reformed, more accurate Gregorian calendar, King Charles proclaimed that New Year's Day be moved back to January 1. Many Frenchmen who resisted the change, and others who merely forgot about it, continued partying and exchanging gifts during the week ending April 1.
Jokers ridiculed these conservatives' steadfast attachment to the old New Year's date by sending foolish gifts known as poisson d'avril, or "April fish" (because at that time of year the sun was leaving the zodiacal sign of Pisces, the fish)....
Years later, when the country was comfortable with the new New Year's date, Frenchmen, fondly attached to whimsical April Fooling, made the practice a tradition in its own right.
Children in which country celebrate April Fool’s Day by sticking a paper fish on people’s back?
what does “practical jokes” in the third paragraph mean?
tricks played on somebody for
Give someone a crank call