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Origin of April Fool’s Day

Origin of April Fool’s day is still controversial. However, most people agree, the origin of lying day is from France.

In 1564, King Charles IX decided to reform the calendar, bringing the French New Year’s day from the end of March to January 1.

Previously, French people used to celebrate the new year between March 25 and April 1, the beginning of spring because March 21 is the Spring Equinox.

However, not everyone accepted King Charles’ new calendar system. At that time, there were not many means of communication, so a part of the French countryside still celebrated the new year according to the old calendar system.

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King Charles IX (France) – Most people agree that “April Fools’ Day” is of French origin. Photo: ST

This made the radicals unhappy and the concept of “silly” was coined for those who still celebrate Tet on April 1.

In addition, April is also considered the month of Pisces with the symbolism of two fishes intertwined. From there, the official lie date appeared.

With time, the joke on April 1 became a tradition and spread from France to England and Scotland (18th century). The British and French introduced the practice of lying to the colonies in North America. Since then, April Fool’s Day has become an internationally accepted festival in many different countries.

Meaning of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a fun and exciting day for those who are mischievous and have a good sense of humour. This April 1st is held in many countries. On this day, people can lie freely, and the words are completely harmless.

There is only one day in a year when we are free to lie and make fun of people to bring laughter and joy to life.

European children often make fun of others on April Fools by writing some teasing words on a paper fish and then trying to stick it on the subject’s back.

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