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  1. The 2009RexParade:“All Fool’s Day”Float 21 Cecilia

  2. All Fool’s Day • In the past, New Years was celebrated on March 25 and ended on April 1. • But in 1582, King Charles IX made a Gregorian calendar to replace the old Julian Calendar. • After the replacement of the old calendar, New Years was celebrated on the 1st of January.

  3. History • All Fool’s Day began in the year 1582 in France. • All Fool’s Day in French is called, “Poisson d’Avril,” or “April Fish.” • The people were known as “April Fools” because they either refused to accept the new calendar or didn’t learn about it. • So they continued to celebrate New Year on April 1.

  4. Enjoying Practical Jokes • On this particular day, people usually tell funny jokes and pull pranks on each other. • The “victim” will soon become known as an April Fool.

  5. Bibliography • "April Fools Day." Http://www.thefoolsday.com/. 03 Feb. 2009. • "April Fools' Day: Origin and History." Infoplease. 2008. 03 Feb. 2009. • "April Fool's Day History." April Fools. 2009. 03 Feb. 2009. • "April Fool's Day." KU Medical Center. 03 Feb. 2009.

  6. “His Majesty’s Royal Calliope” Float # 14a Amy

  7. His Majesty’s Royal Calliope • Calliope was the eldest of the Muses. • She was the goddess of music, song, and dances. • Calliope was the mother of Orpheus and daughter of Zeus.

  8. “Steam Piano” • The Calliope is also known as a “Steam Piano.” • It was often played on riverboats and in circuses. • The last steamboat in New Orleans is called Miss Hawley, but everyone calls her “Doc.”

  9. The Streets • There is a street in New Orleans called Calliope . • In fact, nine New Orleans streets were named after the Greek Muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania. • The locals pronounce the names differently, though. Mel-po-meen instead of Mel-pom-uh-knee, Terp-sih-core instead of Terp-sick-oree, Kal-eee-ope instead of Kuh-lie-oh-pee..

  10. Bibliography • "Theoi Greek Mythology." Theoi greek mythology. 2008. 03 Feb. 2009. • "The calliope on the steamboat Natchez." Nola.com. 2009. 03 Feb. 2009.