No joke! All about April Fool's Day

01 April, 2018, 16:14 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Will you be playing any pranks this year?

The first definite reference to April Fools' Day comes from a 1561 Flemish poem by Eduard de Dene, who he wrote of a nobleman sending his servants on foolish errands on the day.

April 1 or April Fool's Day is dedicated to celebrating pranks and silliness.

There is no consensus or certainty over where April Fools' Day originated from, leaving the day shrouded in mystery.




So, People who didn't follow the new calendar of Pope Gregory XIII, and continued to celebrate the New Year during the last week of March through April 1 were at the receiving end of jokes and pranks, a tradition that has continued. Earlier New Year's Day was celebrated around April. April Fools' Day can be clever on the Internet - but it has also, increasingly, become a day where your social media feeds are flooded with on-brand corporate pranks, pleading for your retweets. Mommy blogger Lauren Cormier offered up a few Easter-themed prank ideas.

In The Nun's Priest's Tale a fox tricks rooster Chauntecleer on "syn March bigan thritty dayes and two".

Every celebration has its own special day.

While Chaucer probably meant 32 days after March (May 2), many readers seemingly took the line to mean March 32 - or April 1. I can't tell you what.

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