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The origin of this custom has been much disputed, and many ludicrous solutions have been suggested, e. g. that it is a farcical commemoration of Christ being sent from Annas to Caiaphas, from Caiaphas to Pilate, from Pilate to Herod, from Herod back again to Pilate, the crucifixion having taken place about the 1st of April.

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Source Notes: "April Fool's Day," Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 1, 11th ed.

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