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A Fool's Cap and a Plate of Ice Cream
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April Fools' Day
April 1

Also called All Fools' Day, April Fools' Day has been observed for centuries in several countries. The timing of the holiday seems related to the vernal equinox (one of the two days in the year when the sun is exactly above the equator, and nighttime and daytime are the same length). The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring (usually around March 21), when nature "fools" mankind with sudden changes in the weather.

Mother Nature is not the only one who plays tricks on people; you can see another kind of fool in the drawings on this page.

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