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The Origin Of April Fools’ Day

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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 ItalyFrance 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).

Source: Wikipedia

 

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