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April Fools' Day

What does April Fools' Day celebrate?

April Fools' Day is a fun day to play practical jokes.

When is April Fools' Day celebrated?

April 1st

Who celebrates this day?

April Fools' Day is not a national holiday, but it is celebrated in the United States and many other countries. It is sometimes known as All Fools' Day. Anyone who wants to have fun can celebrate the day.

What do people do to celebrate?

The main thing people do is practical jokes. Sometimes even businesses or the media will get involved. Here are some of our favorite pranks:
WARNING: One thing to be absolutely sure about if you do an April Fools' Day prank is that you don't hurt anyone or damage property. Check with your parents or teacher first, if you're not sure.

History of April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day may have come from a few different events in history.

One theory suggests that the day comes from the change in the calendar in Europe from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. This moved the New Year from Spring (around April 1st) to January 1st. When people forgot and still celebrated the New Year in April, other people made fun of them.

People liked to play practical jokes all the way back to Ancient Roman times, especially during the Spring festivals. The celebration of All Fools' Day started in the Middle Ages. It was generally celebrated on March 25th throughout much of Europe up until the 1800s.

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