April Fools' Day

What was the funniest prank you have ever made on someone? And what was the funniest joke that someone made on you? You likely can tell some stories about both situations. And there is one day of the year where it is all about playing pranks and jokes. That is April Fools’ Day.

April Fools’ Day is on April 1st every year, and that is the day whenever you hear someone tell you something, you may not believe them – that is only if you know what day it is. However, many people don’t even realize that March is officially over whenever someone tells them something outlandish. They would then believe them because why would they otherwise – until they know that March ended formally.

For instance, you wake up on April Fools’ Day not realizing that it is the first of April, and you hear on the radio that a blizzard is expected to happen in your city. However, that does not make sense since the temperatures are well above freezing, and the sky is blue. You also hear the birds singing.

How is it possible that there will be a blizzard on a nice day like that? Well, you realize that the radio guy was playing a prank on his listeners by saying that there will be a blizzard because that is nothing but a silly April Fool’s joke. You may also feel a significant sense of relief knowing that it was a silly joke because you are done with winter, like everyone else! The type of pranks you play on April 1st is endless.

History Of April Fools’ Day

There is plenty of speculation that the origins of April Fool’s Day happened in 1582 when France made the switch to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar as in 1563, the Council of Trent had called for it. The new year started on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere back then on the Julian calendar, which was April 1st. News traveled slowly, which is why it took people a long time to realize that the new year began on January 1st instead of April 1st, which was how the pranks started. Therefore since many people failed to know it, it was easy to start playing with their minds. And in the 18th century, April Fool’s Day jokes began running rampant on April 1st across Europe, eventually making their way worldwide.

How To Celebrate April Fools’ Day

That is an easy one. Play a harmless prank. You can share something untrue on social media (as long as it is not offensive, such as pretending that there is a pregnancy) and stun your friends. Later, you can reveal that the outlandish thing you said was untrue, and then use the hashtag #AprilFoolsDay on the post.

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