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The History of April Fools Day

April fools day or all fools day is the

one day of the year when you are allowed

to mercilessly prank your friends family

and coworkers how exactly did this day

come about we don't actually know for

sure what started the celebration of

April Fool's Day references can be found

as early as the 1500s but these accounts

are infrequent and not very detailed

most popular theories that it began

around 1580 - in France during the

Reformation of the calendar before

France adopted the Gregorian calendar

they celebrated New Year's for eight

days beginning on March 25th and ending

on April 1st when they switched calendar

systems the eighth day moved from April

1st to January 1st because they didn't

have internet phones social media and a

mail system a lot of people didn't hear

about this change until years later

those that did not hear about the change

continued to celebrate New Year's in

April and this refused to celebrate it

out of rebellion those that had been

informed of the change and adjusted

their calendars begin to make fun of

these fools who are uninformed or

rebellious this harassment evolved into

a tradition of playing pranks on the

first day of April and then spread to

other countries however April Fool's Day

was already established in England which

didn't switch calendar systems until

1752 also people were already engaging

in pranks and lightheartedness around

this time of year long before the French

switched their calendar systems such as

in the case of the ancient Roman

festival o hilarya modern celebrations

of April Fool's they have slightly

different traditions depending on the

country you are in

but they all has a similar theme of

pranking or humiliating individuals in

France they try to tape an image of a

fish to your back without you noticing

and in Portugal they throw flour at you

and England you're only supposed to pull

jokes until noon if you pull a joke

afternoon you were called an April Fool

and the United States is Britain even

popular media outlets and companies have

been known to get involved in the fun in

1996 Taco Bell announced that it had

purchased the Liberty Bell from the city

of Philadelphia and was going to rename

at Otago Liberty Bell in 1992 in PR

claimed that Richard Nixon will be

running again for president British

publication The Guardian famously

pranked the public in 1977 when they

said that a semi-colon shaved island in

the Indian Ocean had been discovered

this hoax is credited for launching the

trend of April Fool's Day praised by

British tabloids

hopefully you now know a little more

about the history of April Fool's Day or

at least what we think the history of it

is now that we are at the end of this

video you might be wondering if all this

information is accurate seeing that it

is a video about April Fool's Day yeah

it's accurate but seriously it's

accurate I I wouldn't do that