How April Fools’ Day came into being?

Though there is no official recognition, of this day but this is one of the most celebrated and exciting day of the year, its April 1 popularly known as April Fools’ Day. This is the day to celebrate foolishness and stupidity with pranking others. Since this day has no clearly written history, figuring out the origins of the holiday is tricky.

april-fool-day-wallpaper-download-new-desktop-wallpaper-full-free-550x309The most common theory is that inn 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull decreeing a new standard for Christian Europe that would take his name and centuries later become the standard internationally in the 21st century.Prior to the 15th century, Europe’s nations and city states operated using the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar moved the date of the new year from April 1 to January 1, among other changes. Catholic monarchies were naturally its earliest adopters, though Protestant nations later followed suit. Communicating this change to a large population was difficult and some Europeans continued to celebrate the New Year between March 25 and April 1. April fools were those who still celebrated the holiday in the spring, and were the subject of pranks and ridicule by those who observed the New Year months ago.

Ancient Romans held a festival known as Hilaria. The occasion was used to celebrate the resurrection of the god Attis. The modern equivalent of Hilaria is called Roman Laughing Day.Other non-Western cultures have their own traditions similar to April Fools’ Day as well. In India, it is the festival of Holi, when people often play pranks. In Persian culture also has a holiday with a similar theme, known as Sizdahbedar. On this day, which typically coincides with April Fools’ Day itself, Iranians play pranks on one another.

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