Why do we celebrate April Fools Day? Know the interesting history behind April 1st before you prank someone

Why do we celebrate April Fools Day? Know the interesting history behind April 1st before you prank someone

Why not enjoy the day by being well aware of its significance? Here's all you need to know about the history of "April Fools Day"

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, March 31, 2023, 01:58 PM IST
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Pulling pranks on friends and family is what undoubtedly is fun, keeping aside the serious side of it. Well, April 1 is that day when people indulge in pranks or lie without any guilt. While some people pull harmless pranks which are fun, there are a bunch of people who believe in pulling one that could possibly give someone a heart attack.

From "see here's a cockroach" to "fake proposal"- we all grew up celebrating this special occasion.

Why is April Fools Day celebrated?

April Fools Day is celebrated by various cultures for many decades now but its precise origin still remains a lesser-known history.

While there have been many tales about the roots of this day, scholars say that the day dates back to 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian one as per the directions of the Council of Trent in 1563. Julian calendar begins its year on April 1.

People who were late to get the news or did not realise that the beginning of the new year had been shifted to January 1 instead of April, and continued to celebrate it throughout the last week of March became the subject of jokes and were deemed "April Fools."

This April Fools Day, you are not actually an "April Fool" as you know about January being the start of a year. And Importantly, if someone pulls a prank on you, be a sport, and enjoy the moment unless its too harsh to take.

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