So much more information on April Fool's Day than I ever thought existed. Don't you love the internet?? Okay, I realize it's not all reliable, but it's fun digging through it. :0)
Before I dive into fun facts, I have some updates. I will not be querying this month. I'm just not ready-the manuscript isn't ready and I think I need to focus more on making it great than making it fast. *sigh*
3 out of 4 people at a table are Twilight fans and the most information I've gotten regarding books. I really need to read it for research purposes at the very least. *sigh*
This is the last day to enter my contest for a $25 gift card. Good Luck to you all!
I've had one entry for my Random Paragraphs Critique chance. Did that make sense? I didn't really name it in the original post. Okay, well...I'm extending it because I forgot Easter is so close. These holidays continually sneak up on me! So, I'll post the entries I get (without names) on Friday, April 9.
Okay-all about this fabulously foolish holiday. :0) And the link I got it from!
Once upon a time, in 1582, a King decided to change New Year's Day from April 1st to January 1st. Since it was 1582 and not 1988 no one really knew about the change that lived anymore than a few miles from wherever the King lived. They were considered "fools" for celebrating New Year's on April 1st despite the change. Other villagers would play pranks on these "fools" and apparently the tradition traveled throughout Europe.
My personal favorite is Scotland's tradition of making this holiday all about the butts, calling it Taily Day. Lots of butt smacking, kicking and general prankish fun is caused on poor unsuspecting people at the expense of a little laughter. I love it.
In England it's bad luck to play pranks on anyone other than in the morning of April Fool's!
Do you recall any pranks that played you for the sucker in your past?