The story of April fools
Do you know the origin of this tradition? It must be said: there are many theories and very few certainties.
One of these even dates back to 1500. Before the Gregorian calendar came into force (in 1582) it was customary to celebrate the New Year between March 25 and April 1. So it is believed that the “April prank” goes back to just this: the change of the calendar was not learned by everyone immediately and many continued to celebrate it on the “wrong” day. The name that was given to this strange custom is poisson d’Avril, April Fool’s Day.
April fool around the world
In the world … it’s not really a fish though. In the Anglo-Saxon world it is called April fools day, in Scotland in particular Gowkie Day (the day of the cuckoo), in Germany Aprilscherz.
Then pay attention to noon rule: in the UK, April Fools’ Day is a good time to play jokes, but you have to do it before noon.