Top 37 April Fools Day Facts

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We all love to Prank and Tease our Beloved ones on different Events like Birthdays, Eid, Christmas but Especially on April Fools Day. It is a Day for Pranksters and Fun Loving People. Although Origin of this Day is still unclear, many Believe it was due to Change in Calendar which resulted in the Shift of New Year to January first from April First. But due to lack of communication, many continued to celebrate New Year on April First for which they were called “April Fools” (Click Here to Know more about Origin of April Fools Day). other than this there are Lot more Interesting and Funny April Fools Day Facts which I am sure you would love to read.

Here are Top 37 among them:

  • April Fools’ Day is additionally called All Fools’ Day and is praised on April first every year.
  • The book The Canterbury Tales, written in 1392 by Geoffrey Chaucer, related April first with silliness.
  • April Fools’ Day tricks and scams are intended to be innocuous and entertaining.
  • In 1698 an April Fools’ Day joke deceived a few people to go to see lions being washed at the Tower of London.

April Fools Day Facts

April Fools Day Facts:

  • April Fools’ Day in Scotland is called “Huntigowk Day“. In Scots, the word Gowk implies a cuckoo or silly person.
  • April Fools’ Day In Poland, is so firmly trusted that an enemy of Turkish coalition marked on April first with Leopold 1 of every 1683 must be antedated to March 31st.
  • Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and in Norway the media will regularly distribute a story that is false out of appreciation for April Fools’ Day.
  • Italy, Belgium, France, and Quebec, Canada regularly allude to April Fools’ Day as April Fish. Some portion of this custom is to append a paper fish to somebody’s back as a joke, without being taken note. This is alluded to as ‘Poisson d’Avril‘.
  • At the point when New Year’s Day was changed to January first in the sixteenth century in France, a few people declined to acknowledge the change. They were regularly alluded to as April fools.

April Fools Day Facts

April Fools Day Facts:

  • In Canada and in England April Fools’ jokes are just expected to be played until twelve.\
  • In Portugal, April Fools Day is actually celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. The most popular April Fools Prank there is throwing flour at their friend’s face.
  • In Mexico and Spain, Pranks are practiced on December 28, “die de los Santos Inocentes”, the “Day of the Holy Innocents”. After a prank is played on somebody else, the joker usually cries out, “innocente!”
  • In South Korea, The Royal Family and courtiers were allowed to lie and fool each other, regardless of their hierarchy, on the first snowy day of the year. Losers in the joke had to grant a wish to the sender.
  • About 90% of Employees in the US believe humor in the Office Helps to reduce stress.

April Fools Day Facts

April Fools Day Facts:

  • About 32% of employees in the US say they have either initiated or been on the receiving end of an April Fool’s Day Prank at Work.
  • In Ancient Rome, The Feast of the Fools was celebrated in mid-February. The Roman Writer and Philosopher Apuleius Believed the jocose deception was related to the feast of the god of Laughter.
  • In France, To keep up with the Gregorian Calendar, the New Year was officially celebrated on January 1st, but many continued to celebrate it on April 1st; these people were made fun of and called “April Fools”.
  • In Naples, A Fish was served to King Monterey on April 1st. A Year later he asked for the same kind of Fish, but it couldn’t be found and a similar one was cooked. The ruler discovered the sham and laughed.
  • In India, The Origin of April Fools Pranks is traced to India’s Holi, or the Festival of colors, during which participants throw colored powder at each other.

 

April Fools Day Facts:

  • In the United States, Each Year, the media publish a list of the most foolish people in the country, which traditionally includes some national leaders.
  • In Scotland, April Fools Day is celebrated over two days. Anyone who falls for it is called a “Gaping Fool”.
  • In Germany and Austria, Adults and children play practical jokes by sending each other on impossible errands.
  • In Italy, Victims of the pranks get tagged with a paper fish on their backs.
  • In 1980, The BBC reported that Big Ben’s Clock face will become digital in an attempt to modernize.
  • In 1999, the Northwest Territories were split into two, and the new territory of Nunavut was formed! “Nunavut” means “our land” in Inuktitut. It was the First major change to Canada’s Map since 1949 when Newfoundland Joined due to which A lot of People thought this was a Joke but it was a Fact.

April Fools Day Facts

April Fools Day Facts:

  • In 2002, An internet Report stated that Canadian Finance Minister, Paul Martin, Resigned in order to breed Charolais Cows and “Handsome Fawn Runner Ducks”
  • In 2008, the Royal Canadian Mint announced the production of the “threenie”, which would be a $3 Coin to replace the $5 Bill.
  • In 2010, the Canadian Government announced the purchase of half of the Hawaiian Islands. Negotiations closed the deal around $2.3 Billion! The USA said that is was to help it bounce back from tough economic times! The Canadian Half was to be renamed, “the Harper Island”
  • Based on Facebook Status Updates, April Fools Causes more Breakups than other Highly Celebrated Events like Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
  • In Ireland, It was traditional to entrust the victim with an “important letter” to be given to a named person. That person would then ask the victim to take it to someone else and so on. The Letter when finally opened contained the words “send the Fool Further”.
  • In the United Kingdom, A Person Playing a Joke after midday is the “April Fools” themselves.

 

April Fools Day Facts

 

These were some of the Top April Fools Day Facts. Hope you liked it. If you know any then feel free to share it with us in comment section.

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