April Fool’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks. Ever wonder where it comes from?
The story goes like this…
Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar…
This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st.
Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were known as “April Fools”.
Soon, people started inviting “April Fools” to non-existent parties at the end of March and that morphed into the pranks we see today.
So if you want to get back to the original spirit of April Fool’s Day, invite someone to a fake new years eve party!
To back up my story, here’s what Wikipedia says about it…
In the Middle Ages, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European towns. In some areas, New Year’s was a week-long holiday ending on April 1. Many suggest that April Fools originated because those who celebrated on January 1 made fun of those who celebrated on other dates. The use of January 1 as New Year’s Day was common in France by the mid-16th century.
of course this could all be a big joke 😉
Looking for some safe but fun pranks? Right here!