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The origins of the prank lovers' favourite holiday are murky. In fact, it's possible that the entire concept of April Fools' Day is itself a prank. Or is it?

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April Fools’ Day: How Did It Start, and Why Is It April 1?

April Fools’ Day: How Did It Start, and Why Is It April 1?

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April Fools!

The origin of April Fools’ Day is debated, but its history covers centuries of April Fools’ pranks, from family high jinks (like pranks to play on your parents ...

A Primer On April Fools Day

April Fools’ Day is an annual holiday that consists of practical jokes, pranks, and hoaxes. Pranksters often unmask their joke by yelling a loud and proud, “April Fools’!” at their victim. This custom has been observed for hundreds of years, but more on that later.

The Big Prankster Day

April Fools’ Day always occurs on the first of April. In 1561, a Flemish poet wrote some comical verse about a nobleman who sends his servant back and forth on ludicrous errands in preparation for a wedding feast (the poem’s title roughly translates to “Refrain on errand-day / which is the first ...

The Origin of April Fools’ Day

There’s no question that April Fools’ Day is one of the most widely recognized non-religious holidays in the Western world. Children prank parents, coworkers prank coworkers, and yes, national news outlets still prank their readers.

What is the origin of April Fools’ Day, and how did it bec...

The History Of April Fools

One likely predecessor to the origin of April Fools’ day is the Roman tradition of Hilaria, a spring festival held around March 25 in honour of the “first day of the year longer than the night” (to us, the vernal equinox, which typically falls on March 20). Festivities included games, processions...

A Worldwide Celebration

While April Fools’ Day is technically considered a national holiday, many countries have adopted the idea of playing pranks on or around April 1st.

For example, France celebrates April Fools’ Day on April first by sticking a paper fish onto the backs of as many people as possible, while yel...

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