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The Origin of April Fool’s Day

If you are in search of the history of the April fool’s day, you have come to the right place.

Here is an interesting historical fact that leads to the April fool’s day. Take a look the calendar for the month of September 1752 on google, you will notice 11 days are missing from the month. Here’s the explanation.

The REAL STORY of April Fool
The REAL STORY of April Fool

This was the month during which England shifted from the Roman Julian calendar to the Gregorian year. So the King of England ordered 11 days to be wiped off the face of the particular month. Consequently, the workers worked for 11 days less that month, but got paid for the whole month. Hence the concept of the ‘paid leave’ was born. HAIL THE KING!!!

In the Roman Julian calendar, April used to be the first month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian calendar, as expected many people refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating the 1st April as the New Year’s day. When simple orders didn’t work, the King finally issued a royal dictum; which stated that those who celebrated 1st April as the New Year’s day would be labelled as fools.

From then on, 1st April became April Fool’s Day. History is really interesting. So there it is. You have the true story of April’s fool, no gimmick played, just facts!

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