April Fools Day
April Fools Day, the day of pranks and jokes almost everyone enjoys. While some may be simple, others will go through elaborate lengths to pull off the perfect April Food Day jinxies.
April Fools Day Observed and Future Dates
April Fools Days is a fixed observance occurring every year on April 1st.
April Fools Day History
April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1392) contains the first recorded association between April 1 and foolishness.
April Fools Day Website
There is not an official website for April Fools Day.
April Fools Day Social Media
Use the hashtags on Twitter and Instagram:
April Fools Day Notes and Resources
Other Holiday and Observances Resources
- April Holidays and Observances Overview
- April Daily Holidays and Observances
- April Weekly Holidays and Observances
- April Monthly Holidays and Observances