The Origin of April Fool’s Day. . . Maybe!

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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[…] I wrote an essay on the history of this “holiday” for pranksters. Check that out here: The Origin of April Fool’s Day… Maybe. I also shared a few of my favorite hoaxes from the past in this post:  April Fool’s Day hoaxes […]

Jeanna Ellsworth

This was a fun read. You are a talented author and I bookmark a lot of your research and blogs. Keep it up!

Stephanie L

I have never been one to do much “pranking” on April Fools or any other day. LOL so I usually spend the day cautiously but otherwise life as usual. It is rather remarkable that it has been going on so very long though isn’t it? People have been pulling pranks on each other for hundreds of years. =D

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