or not, this holiday has it's roots in Anti-Semitism.
of years, mankind has known that the year actually began in
Spring. God's 1st day of the year always falls
sometime in late March or April. But, according to the
"new" Gregorian calendar, established in 1562, the first day
of the new year now fell in January in the dead of
Calendar was the tried and true calendar for Christians,
but, it became considered foolish to go by it. And if
you obeyed God and His system and went by His calendar, you
were called a fool by those who didn't.
Even though, early
on, the whole
world had at one time understood that the first day of the
year always fell around the time of April.
(*Although, it must be
mentioned that they lost the exactness of it...and knew it
in generality only.)
An article on
April Fools Day explains.
sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was
observed on April first and was celebrated with parties and
dancing into the late hours of the night. Then, in 1562,
Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian
world and the new year fell on January first...."
It was at this time
that April Fools Day was invented to poke fun at God's
people for being so foolish as to try to stick with the
Hebrew Calendar. Ever after that, anyone who kept Gods
more proper calendar was made fun of and laughed at.
They were called "April fools." I like the term
January Fools better.
additional links on
WHO ARE THE
is the origin of April Fool's Day?
April Fool's Day—Origin and History
information of God's Holy Days, please refer to the Holy Day
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