It’s April Fools’ Day 2017 today. Trust no one, believe nothing. Watch out your every step. You don’t want the fool’s tag accompanying you for the rest of the year! Of course, when the tables turn and you are the prank maestro, beware of some angry words.
One of the earliest first recorded instance of April 1 as fool’s day was in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. According to reports, new year’s day would be celebrated around April. In 1582, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII which made celebrated January 1 as the new year’s day. However, many refused to accept it and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day in April. Others started mocking those refusing to accept January 1 as new year’s day and would send them on “fool’s errands”, which is how, the practice of April Fools’ day caught on.