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April Fool’s Day
Significance of April Fool’s Day 2019
April Fool’s Day 2019 – also known as All Fools’ Day- although not a federal holiday, it is a holiday observed on April 1, annually. It is a day which celebrates the custom of playing practical jokes on friends, or sending them on fools’ errands. Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes played on friends or relatives might last the entire day and even the news media and major companies sometimes get involved. Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, “April Fool!”
History of April Fool’s Day
The history of April Fool’s Day 2019 is not clear. There is no first “April Fool’s Day” that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Though, many believe that the history of the day dates back to sixteenth-century France, when the start of the New Year was observed on April 1.
In 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian world, and the New Year fell on January 1. There were some people, however, who hadn’t heard or didn’t believe the change in the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1.
Others played tricks on them and called them “April fools.” They sent them on a “fool’s errand” or tried to make them believe that something false was true. This custom continued to be observed in Western Europe and continued to spread to the United States and the rest of the world.
Traditions of April Fool’s Day 2019
Traditionally, April Fool’s Day 2019 is viewed as a time of great pranks, jokes and laughter. People will often play practical jokes, telling jokes and sending friends and family on “fool’s errands”. The news media and major companies sometimes get involved. The most important part of all jokes and pranks is that they should be followed with the declaration of the words “April Fools” in order to differentiate between truth and jokes and pranks on the specific day.
When is April Fool’s Day 2019
April Fool’s Day 2019 falls, annually, on April 1. The date on which the holiday falls on remains the same, yearly, but the day of the week changes each year