The Origin Of April Fools’

 

APRIL FOOLS!NO BLOG SUNDAY TODAY!!!

Well, not really. This week I have decided to focus on April Fools’ Day, as this short post will be uploaded on the infamous day! I’ve personally never looked into the origin or history of how April Fools’ Day came to be but now that I have… I will share with you what I have found in my research.

So before the days of texting parents that you’re pregnant, tricking your friends into thinking they’ve won the lottery and saran wrapping doorways, toilets, or cars…. this day was celebrated in the 1700s by Englishmen who played practical jokes on each other.

Although, there is no definitive origin of the day, as some speculate that it stems from the calendar change in France in 1582. The French made the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian, and we’re slow in their recognition of the new, New Year’s Day, January 1st. Those people continued celebrating as they did, through the last week of March until April 1st. Historians believe that slow recognition left the French as the “butt of the joke”.

Thanks to History.com for this information!

Interesting that this “holiday” has lasted for so long, right? I hope your April Fools’ Day is filled will laughs & that you get a good prank in. Also, have a very happy and blessed Easter to those who celebrate!

That’s all for today, I’m currently on the bus to Disneyland in CA so… see you on Vlog Wednesday!

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