March 31, 2014

April Fool’s isn’t a religious holiday, but there are some religious roots

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Portrait of woman with April Fool sign wearing dunce cap.

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Portrait of woman with April Fool sign wearing dunce cap.

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(RNS) Even though the annual pranks may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian history.