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April Fools’ Day 2024 : Why it’s Celebrate on 1st April?

April 1st is celebrated April Fool’s Day every year around the world.

Every year on April 1st, people celebrate April Fools’ Day all across the world. It’s a time for nonstop jokes, laughter, and harmless practical jokes.

Despite not being a recognized holiday, many people observe it as a day to laugh, joke about, and play practical pranks. Let’s look at its beginnings, history, and significance for April 1st:

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Starting Point

April Fool’s Day is believed to have originated when Pope Gregory XIII proclaimed the Gregorian calendar and announced that the new calendar would begin on January 1.

In the old calendar, the new year started around April 1. Thus, some people celebrate the New Year from the last week of March to the 1st of April.

Around this time, the tradition of April Fool’s Day developed, and people began to make fun of people who continued to use the old calendar.


It is well known that many historians associate April Fools’ Day with “festivals such as Hilaria,” which means “joyful” in Latin. In ancient Rome, individuals would dress up in disguises, play games, and make fun of one another on this day.

Why is it Celebrated?

The day serves as a gentle reminder to cherish life’s brighter moments and to not take ourselves too seriously. It also provides a much-needed break from the monotony of routine life and an opportunity to indulge in some fun.

April Fools’ Day is Celebrate by making lighthearted jokes and tricking people with pranks and hoaxes. Since the whole point of the event is to have fun and share a wonderful time, it is advisable to keep the pranks light. Additionally, disseminating false information while pulling practical jokes is not advised since it can ruin the mood.

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