Do you know the origin of April Fools’ Day?
- April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year.
- It’s also sometimes called All Fools’ Day
- It’s widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
- In Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout “April fish!” in their local languages
- Some believe the earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer‘s Canterbury Tales (1392).
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