April Fools Day!

Hello everyone! Today is April Fool’s Day! This is the day when everyone plays innocent pranks on people, and nobody gets offended. I’ve never been one for playing pranks myself, but I do enjoy hearing about the creative ideas some people have for it!

Anyways, I was curious about some different facts concerning April Fools Day. Here are five facts I found concerning the day!

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Fact #1: The first recorded date of when April Fool’s Day was celebrated was back in 1392. The celebrations might have started then, or even before.

Fact #2: In 1946, a weather broadcast announced a tsunami heading towards a Pacific Island on April 1st. Most people believed it was a prank, and tragedy struck.

Fact #3: The most famous theory of how April Fools Day came to be is when the Pope changed from the Julian calendar (which celebrated New Years on April 1st) to the current Gregorian calendar. The people who didn’t observe the new New Years, or continued celebrating it on April 1st because of their ignorance to the change, were called “fools”.

Fact #4: Sometimes, April Fools Day and Easter land on the same day. In the past 100 years, there have been five occurrences of this, in 1923, 1934, 1945, 1956, and 2018. The next time the two holidays will land on the same day is in 2029.

Fact #5: An American poll showed that 47% of adult Americans find the holiday to be annoying, compared to 45% who find it amusing. The same poll found, however, that 59% of people disliked having pranks played on them, but 46% admitted they enjoyed playing pranks on others.

I hope you enjoyed these April Fools Day facts! They were a little harder to find this time, but some were very interesting!

Are you playing any pranks today? Have you been pranked today? Let me know in the comments below! God bless! ~ Kay Leigh

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