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April 1 is the day when people with humor make all kinds of pranks and jokes to those close to them. Fool's Day is not, however, a modern invention, but has a history of hundreds of years.
The origins of the Day of Fools, long disputed, have not been found exactly, historians consider that the custom of pranks is a intertwining of local folk customs specific to each country with ancient legends and ceremonies to welcome the New Year and later spring.
One of the hypotheses, accepted by the majority, claims that the origin of April 1 is closely related to the change of the Julian calendar with the Gregorian one. In the old calendar, New Year's Day was celebrated on April 1, instead of January 1.
After the change of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, during the reign of Charles IX, people initially had trouble getting used to the celebration of the new year on January 1. Those who celebrated the New Year on April 1 were called April Fools.
As time went on, the greetings sent for the New Year on April 1 began to be considered pranks, often accompanied by funny gifts.
Tradition says that pranks must be done by noon; after 12 o'clock the farce brings bad luck to the deceiver.
Also, marriage is not recommended from April 1: it is said that the man who marries from April 1 will be under the slipper for life. At the same time, it is said that the girls who chose their husbands on April 1, had luck and happiness in life.
The earliest reference to the Day of Fools seems to be, according to the Museum of Hoaxes, a fragment of a Flemish poem from 1539, in which a man allegedly fooled his servant on the very day of April 1st.
Another explanation would be that, a few hundred years ago, people celebrated the New Year on April 1st. The replacement of the old calendar with the new one created confusion, initially some people not being able to adapt to the change: they celebrated the New Year on April 1 instead of January 1 and, for this reason, they were called "April Fools". Bemorepanda collected some pranks for this day.
4.Try to get out
8.Integrating with car seat
9.Good photos on the wall
15.This soap prank
16.A good idea
18.Cups with water
22.The green grass
24.That’s a point
25.Dinner with friends
26.Something went wrong
29.Bowl of sweets