April Fools’ Day has been around for generations. As we grew older, we realised that this day was set aside for us to perform pranks on our friends and family. Every year, we stay up with the trend without becoming bored with this yearly routine.
The origins of the day are shrouded in mystery. Even historians don’t have a clear timeline for when humans began honouring this day. The majority of theories concentrate on the 16th-century transition from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
April Fools’ Day may have originated in France around 1582. That is when the Council of Trent began to shift from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
The year began around April 1 in an earlier version of the calendar. As a result, when the calendars were altered, some individuals continued to celebrate the new year from the last week of March until April 1. It was thought that these folks were mocked because of their traditional customs. That is how April Fools’ Day came to be celebrated.
However, some individuals associate this day with an old Roman celebration. Hilaria is the name of the celebration (Latin for joyful). On this day, people dressed up in disguises and mocked their fellow residents.
Another school of thinking connects April Fool’s Day to Egyptian mythology.
Whatever its roots, this day has contributed to making us laugh for years.
The day also coincides with the vernal or spring equinox. The day represents a feeling of fun and delight in the Northern hemisphere as it welcomes summer.
On this day, people enjoy telling jokes and playing practical jokes. It’s not only about close groups pulling pranks on one another. To this day, TV shows and other sources have been known to unleash gags and pranks.