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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Philatelically April Fool

By - Dr. Satyendra Kumar Agrawal
The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the New Year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25 and culminating on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian calendar was introduced, and New Year’s Day was moved to January 1.....

....... Read complete article in SN 61

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