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People keep stealing the sword from this Joan of Arc statue

People keep stealing the sword from this Joan of Arc statue

In 1922, a statue of Joan of Arc was erected at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. A symbol of friendship between France and the United States, the statue was dedicated following World War I with President Warren G. Harding in attendance along with French Ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand.

Poisson d’Avril!

Poisson d’Avril!

No one knows the exact origin of April Fool’s Day, but France has its own claim. Up until the middle of the 16th century, the New Year was celebrated in late March in Europe, ending on April 1. When Charles IX announced that the holiday would move to January 1, some people protested and continued with the spring celebration.