April Fools Day 2020

April Fool’s Day 2020

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Every year on the first day of April, April Fools day is celebrated worldwide. This day is also called All Fool’s Day. April Fools Day is full of jokes, pranks, and silliness. People are normally alert and vigilant on this day as their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors try to tickle them with a hoax or joke of some kind, and the later shout out “April Fools” to the recipient.

Origin of this day

So how did this crazy tradition begin? The true history behind this day is still a mystery, but there are many theories on how this day begins.

  • It is believed that April Fools’ Day is celebrated to welcome the spring season. Many cultures historically hold celebrations around the beginning of April like in Romans, a festival called Hilaria held on every March 25 whereas the Hindus also celebrate a festival called Holi that comes in March.
  • The adoption of a Gregorian calendar in 1582 led to another theory of April Fool’s day. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the use of the Gregorian calendar. Many people refused to acknowledge the new calendar and they continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Eventually, other people began to make fun of these “fools” by sending “fool’s errand” which means tricking things that don’t exist.

April fool’s day around the world

1.In UK April Fool’s day is celebrated by doing an April Fool’s prank on the person and shouting “April Fool”.

2. In Italy, France, and Belgium the tradition of April 1 is often referred to as “April fish”. This includes attempting a prank by attaching a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed.

Shruti Jain

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