APRIL 1 WHATS April Fool s Day 2022 Know history, significance .

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RUSSIA - UKRAINE  WAR ends everyone wishes as APRIL 1  The day is observed as a national holiday in Odesa in Ukraine.

 Finally, the day is here when you can play silly and harmless pranks on your friends and family without making anyone upset. Every year on the 1st of April, pranksters across the globe religious follow the tradition to yell "April Fools!" after fooling someone on this day. On this day, people wish each other silly messages and pull harmless jokes. So, where did April Fool's Day originate? And why do we celebrate it every year? Here's what you should know.

April Fool's Day History:

The theories of the origin of April Fool's Day are ambiguous. However, one of the theories suggests that the origin of this day dates back to 1582 when France shifted from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. The shift took place because France decided to begin their New Year with the Spring Equinox, which takes place around April 1. After the shift, people did not recognize the change and kept celebrating April 1 as New Year. Hence, ever since then, all the citizens of France were termed April Fools. Also, some were even tagged as 'Poisson d’avril’ (April fish, this means a person who is gullible like a fish.

There is another reference mentioned in a 1561 poem by Flemish poet Eduard de Dene of a nobleman who sends his servants on foolish tasks on April 1, predating the change. In the Netherlands, the origin of April Fools' Day is frequently credited to the Dutch victory in 1572 in the Capture of Brielle, in which the Spanish Duke Álvarez de Toledo was defeated.

April Fool's Day Significance

On this day, people play harmless pranks on people around them to have fun. It is one such event that is observed globally with great amusement. The day is observed as a national holiday in Odesa in Ukraine. Jokesters often reveal their pranks by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient.

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