What is April Fool’s Day?
April Fool’s Day 2017 – Practical jokes and larks are naturally renowned everywhere, they spread joy and laughter among the people. This could be one of the many reasons why people love and enjoy celebrating April Fool’s Day.
April Fool’s Day is also known as All Fool’s Day and observed every 1st of April, it is a celebration of witticism that is recognized worldwide. Even though April Fool’s Day is not fully recognized as a legal or national holiday, many individuals revel it by pulling real jokes, crazy pranks, hoaxes and silly gimmicks around people. April Fool’s Day is most known in areas around Europe, Brazil, Australia and the United States. The pranks and jokes, including the “victims” are denoted as “April Fools”.
Background and Origins
The backgrounds and origins of April Fool’s Day remain unclear. According to one of the most quoted theories, France accepted the Gregorian Calendar by which the New Year’s day date of celebration was moved from the end of March to the beginning of January.
Folklore reveals that during the time when people were unaware and constantly reveled the New Year’s day every 1st of April, plenty of jokes and pranks were made out of foolishness and stupidity. From then on, it became a tradition which eventually dominated around Europe and several parts of the world.
Most recalled April Fool’s Day Hoaxes
Some of the most popular pranks in the recent times are usually funded by advertising agencies. Arranged extensive pranks are most common in the United States and Europe.
On April 1, 1957, an unforgettable hoax was created by the BBC. The news program reported that Switzerland was facing plenteous harvest of “Spaghetti”. A video footage was shown on television screening happy farm workers pulling and grasping spaghetti from tall trees. The prank appeared so convincing that many television watchers called the network to inquire about the unbelievable scenario shown on TV.
In recent times, it’s easier to just frequently re-post uploaded videos. Most tricks are now initiated through the internet. Internet pranks are most likely to spread faster through YouTube-ing, video streams, game sites and more.
Every first of April, massive pranks on the internet or even live shows are usually anticipated. While others might not be able to embrace such real jokes or cracked pranks, until now, a lot of people are still taking part in the pranking during April Fool’s Day.
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