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April Fools’: Where did it come from?

April Fools’: Where did it come from?

April Fools’ is a widely celebrated ‘silly’ holiday most of us recognize. We often prank, joke, and cause minor ruckuses throughout the day. I was curious as to where this day originated, as you don’t hear too many details regarding its origin. Here are 8 facts I gathered about April Fools’!

  • April Fools’ is originally traced back to a Pope.
  • April Fool’s is often regarded as the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
  • April Fool’s was the perfect occasion for role reversal–If you were a servant, you could become a master for a day; if you were a child, more power to you to challenge authority!
  • This clever ‘holiday’ if you will, took notice in the 1700’s. It was during this time practical jokes really took a front seat for the celebration of pranks.
  • It’s possible April Fools’ could have begun in 1582. It was said to have been initiated due to a switch in calendars between the French.
  • A noted April Fools’ hoax involved BBC reporting Swiss farmers harvesting spaghetti noodles from trees–Talk about pranking your audience.
  • In 1998, Burger King joined in on the fun, marketing a “Left-Handed Whopper” for sale. Needless to say, customers fell for this sneaky ploy.
  • April Fools’ is also referred to as All Fools’ Day.

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With all that said, no wonder most people still keep this shindig going! It’s all fun and games, at least until noon.

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About Author: Deidra

Meet Deidra. Our Marketing Coordinator at Waypoint Homes. With a background in Journalism and Public Relations, Deidra enjoys creating informative and relatable pieces for our Waypoint family and residents. Food, more food and fros are a few of the obsessions she admits to. When she’s not drafting the next blog story, you can guarantee she’ll be watching Guiliana Rancic on E! News, dreaming up her fast and fabulous life next to the Kardashian clan. The big family lover likes to run, busy herself with friends, and squeeze in time for multiple travel ventures.

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