This is a page from a book I have had for years. A Victorian book that has aomething for
each month in it and how it was celebrated in the Victorian days. I have it on my antique desk and I open it to the appropriate month as the year goes by. There are some really cute things in this book and even though I am not really "Victorian" in my decorating style anymore, I will always keep this book. Right under where it says April Fool's Day it says:
The first of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fool's Day.
But why the people call it so,
Nor I, nor they themselves, do know.
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment.
~Poor Robin's Almanac (1760)