The Origine of April Fools Day

Posted: April 1, 2014 in The Juice

fools April fool’s Day which is sometimes called All Fools Day is considered to be one of the most-light hearted days of the year. The origin of the day is uncertain. Some see it as a celebration connected to the turn of the season while others believe that it stems its roots from the adoption of the new calendar.
Some ancient cultures including the Romans and the Hindus celebrated the New Years Day on April 1st this closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or 21st). During the medieval times much of Europe celebrated March 25th as the feast of Annunciation as the beginning of another year.
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII declared a new calendar (the Gregorian calendar) that would replace the old Julian calendar. The new calendar called for New Years Day to be celebrated in January 1st. On that year France adopted the reformed calendar that shifted New Years Day to January 1st from the old calendar that celebrated New Years Day on April 1st. According to popular explanations many people either refused to accept the new date or did not learn about it and thus continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st hence, people began to make fun of these traditionalists sending them on fool’s errands or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually the practice began to spread throughout Europe


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