April Fools Day | Interesting Facts about All Fools’ Day
April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on April 1st as a day to play tricks and practical jokes on others. This day is linked to the ancient Roman festival of Hilaria, which had people dress up in disguises. There are many interesting stories and events associated with this day, since time immemorial. | April Fools Day | Interesting Facts about All Fools’ Day | April 1st |
Some believe it began in France after New Year’s Day was changed from April 1st to January 1st in the year 1582, but other dates in back centuries earlier. Today April Fools Day is popular in the United States, India, Canada, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. The famous book The Canterbury Tales written in 1392 by Geoffrey Chaucer, associated April 1st with foolishness. In countries like Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the media will often publish a story that is false in honor of April Fools’ Day.
April Fools’ Day has been canceled this year.
But don’t worry, we will dedicate some other day for you!
Happy April Fools’ Day.
Interesting Facts about April Fools Day
- The origins of April Fools’ Day still remain a mystery, although it has been celebrated for a very long time now.
- April Fools Day pranks and hoaxes are meant to be harmless and funny. In 1968, an April Fools’ Day day joke tricked several individuals to go to see lions being washed at the tower of London.
- The April Fools Day is a two-day event in Scotland when people make fun of each other by sending their friends on phony errands and play pranks.
- When New Year’s Day was changed to January 1st in the 16th century in France, some people refused to accept the change. And they are often now referred as April Fools.
- Since 1986 there have been press releases issued to announce the April Fools’ Day Parade in New York City. But in the real world, there is no such request exists.
- In 1996, Taco Bell ran a story that they had bought the liberty bell and were going to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell.
- In modern times, people play different tricks on this day by reporting outrageous fictional claims in order to fool people and have fun with them.