For centuries, countries all over the world have been celebrating April Fools’ Day, otherwise known as All Fools’ Day, on April 1st.
People have been the butt of jokes and pranks since 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.
Those who were slow to recognize this change or did not recognize this change at all would be hoaxed by having paper fish put on their backs and being called the fool’s fish, Poisson D’Avril.
Fun Fact: Mentioning or including any kind of fish is a subtle hint that it is, in fact, an April Fools’ joke.
In Scotland, this holiday was a 2-day event, consisting of sending people on bogus errands and pinning “Kick Me” signs on their backs.
April Fools’ Day has quickly become a very extravagant holiday in today’s modern world, with pranks ranging from Sports Illustrated drafting a phony headline to celebrities posting drastic haircuts.
One of the funniest, classic pranks is the Whoopie Cushion. Check these out! Bring back any memories?
Do you have an April Fools’ Day that stands out?
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