Despite its popularity, April Fool’s Day is not a national holiday. Popular since the 19th century, April Fool’s Day is celebrated by pranksters in Canada, Australia, Brazil, the United States, and parts of Europe.

References to April Fool’s Day can be traced back to as early as the 1500s, but information on its origins is vague and infrequent.

The beginnings of April Fool’s Day remain something of a mystery, but many throughout history have offered their takes on the holiday for hoaxers.

One of the more popular theories suggests that April Fool’s Day sprang up after the French calendar reform in 1564. France


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