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April Fools' Day - Wikipedia
20 Feb 2024 at 5:19pm
April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day [1] is an annual custom on 1 April consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient. Mass media can be involved with these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day.

April Fools? Day: Origins, Meaning & Hoaxes - HISTORY
19 Feb 2024 at 4:20am
April Fools? Day?occurring on April 1 each year?has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools' Day traditions include...

April Fools? Day | Origin, History, Meaning, & Facts | Britannica
20 Feb 2024 at 12:19pm
April Fools? Day, in most countries the first day of April. It received its name from the custom of playing practical jokes on this day. Although the day has been observed for centuries, its true origins are unknown and effectively unknowable.

April Fools' Day: When did it start? : NPR
20 Feb 2024 at 11:29am
Some historians have linked April Fools' Day to the ancient Roman festival of "Hilaria," where at the end of March, people would come together to commemorate the resurrection of the god...

April Fools' Day ? Origin, Meaning, History & Pranks | Dictionary.com
20 Feb 2024 at 5:02am
The term April fool, for a victim of an April Fools? Day prank, dates back to the 1600s. Early records of the holiday from the 1700s declare it April Fool Day, with an apostrophized April Fools? Day recorded by the 1800s. This is also around when April fool came to refer to the trick itself.

Origin of April Fools' Day: Still a Mystery | Merriam-Webster
20 Feb 2024 at 3:00am
What to Know. The origin of April Fools' Day is unknown but there are some theories. One is that religious hold-outs in the 16th century refused to celebrate the re-established New Year's date on January 1st, preferring the end of the holy week in early April, making them "April Fools."

The History of April Fools? Day, and Why We Celebrate - Real Simple
14 Feb 2024 at 7:07pm
April Fools? Day always falls on the first day of April. April Fools? Day 2023 is a Saturday. For die-hard pranksters already thinking ahead, it falls on a Monday in 2024. What are the origins of April Fools? Day?

April Fools? Day - HISTORY
20 Feb 2024 at 11:43am
HISTORY URL https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized Date Accessed February 18, 2024 Publisher A&E Television Networks Last Updated March 30, 2021...

The Origins of April Fools' Day | Snopes.com
20 Feb 2024 at 6:24pm
When the western world employed the Julian calendar, years began on March 25. Festivals marking the start of the New Year were celebrated on the first day of April because March 25 fell during...

April Fools' Day: A Light-Hearted History of the Unofficial Holiday
17 Feb 2024 at 4:11pm
April Fools' Day is a celebration that takes place annually on April 1st. On this day, people traditionally play practical jokes on each other. A typical April Fools ruse concludes with the trickster revealing their deception, usually by shouting ?April Fools!?

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