Although April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. So today I want to dive in and explore the real story behind April fools day!
Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582. France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar back in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. Some of the pranks were having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “Poisson d’avril (April Fish).
People also think that April Fools’ Day was tied to the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, when Mother Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather.
In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Newspapers, radio and TV stations, and Web sites have participated in the April 1 tradition of reporting outrageous fictional claims that have fooled their audiences. The App and website, Ifunny (A app I love) have been known to prank the uses in amazing ways! In 1996, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant chain, duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 1998, after Burger King advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” scores of clueless customers requested the fake sandwich
There still isn’t much info on the truth of April fools day but we can say it’s sure is a fun holiday to pratiseapte in. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments down below, Do you do anything fun on April fools day? As always I love you guys, thank you for everything you do, and I’ll see you in the next post!