Thinking why we celebrate April 1 as Fool’s Day? Here’s the reason behind it

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New Delhi:

It’s that time of the year when you pull off a prank on a colleague or friend without any guilt. From hoax messages to putting toothpaste in oreo biscuits, some people have tried it all.

Many people try to come up with the funniest prank, leading to hilarious and embarrassing moments for others. You better watch your back as you never know when your friends might make you fall for their trick again.

Though people love to pull the leg of their loved ones on April 1, not many the significance and origin of the day.

According to historians, Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 wished to start the new calendar from January 1, instead of the hitherto celebrations of the new year by March end.

It is believed that many people refused to accept the new date and instead chose to celebrate the new year on April 1. Those who accepted the new calendar started making fun of these people, played tricks on them and called them fools.

This marked the beginning of a new tradition which we now know as April Fools day.

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