April Fools' Day Quick Facts

Event NameApril Fools' Day ()
Event LevelInternational Day

April Fools' Day Brief

Every year, 1st April is celebrated all over the world as 'April Fool's Day' i.e. 'Fool's Day'. On this day people fool each other with laughter, but like on other days, the person who is fooled on this day does not get angry or angry which is the biggest feature of this day.

On this day many kinds of mischievous acts and other practical Jokes are made with friends, Family, Teachers, Neighbors, Colleagues, etc., whose purpose is to embarrass stupid and clumsy people.

April Fools' Day History

Although there is no concrete reason behind celebrating April Fool's Day, but two stories are most popular about it:-:-

(1) The Canterbury Tales Book: The First mention of April Fool's Day is found in the Canterbury Tales by British author Chaucer in 1392. According to Nun's Priest's Tale, a story in this book, the date of engagement of King Richard II of England and Queen Anne of Bohemia was announced on March 32, which the public there accepted as true and became foolish. Since then 32 March i.e. 1st April is celebrated as April Fool's Day.

(2)New Year April Fools: According to another story, in Ancient Europe, the New Year was celebrated every year on 1 April. In 1582, Pope Gregory 13 gave instructions to adopt a new calendar, in which the New Year was asked to be celebrated from 1 January. Most of the people of Rome adopted this new calendar, but many people still considered April 1 as the new year. Then such people were made fun of by considering them fools. It is believed that April Fools is celebrated in Europe since then.

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Some famous and Funny stories related to April Fools: -

Story Number One

The story of 1 April 1860 is the most famous. On this day, post cards were sent to the homes of thousands of people in London informing that white donkeys would be bathed in the Tower of London this evening. You all can come to see, to see all this must bring the card with you.

But due to some reasons in those days the Tower of London was closed. In the evening, thousands of people gathered outside the tower. People even started pushing and shoving to go inside. But later it turns out that someone has made him an April Fool.

Story Number Two

It was on 1 April 1915 when a British pilot threw a giant bomb at Lille Airport in Germany. Seeing this, people started running here and there, people remained hidden for a long time. But even after a long time, when there was no explosion, people came back and saw it. Where there was a big football with April Fools written on it.

Story Number Three

In the year 1945, on the first week of April, an organization called America's Prodigy Committee decided to celebrate National Laughter Week. After this it continued for many years and then in 1960, in the first week of April, it was celebrated as a publicity stunt in America.

Story Number Four

One such anecdote is from the year 2013 when a rumor was spread on 31 March that YouTube would be closed from 1 April. It was also announced that a panel has been formed to select the best from the videos uploaded on YouTube in previous years, which will announce the result in 2023. After this many types of runoff started spreading. But later it came to know that April Fools is being made.

Important Days of April Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 AprilApril Fools' Day - International Day
02 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day - International Day
05 AprilNational Maritime Day - National Day
06 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace - International Day
07 AprilWorld Health Day - International Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day - International Day
17 AprilWorld Hemophilia Day - International Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day - International Day
21 AprilPublic Service Day - National Day
22 AprilWorld Earth Day - International Day
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day - International Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day - National Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day - International Day
29 AprilInternational Dance Day - International Day

April Fools' Day FAQs:

April Fools' Day is observed every year on 01 April.

Yes, April Fools' Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on April all over the World.

  Last update :  Tue 28 Jun 2022
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