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In France, the day is referred to as ‘Poisson d’Avril.’

Happy April Fool’s Day 2019: History, origin and famous pranks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The origin of April Fool’s Day could have to do with the fact that in 16th century France, New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1 when they adopted the Gregorian calendar.
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