April Fools Day Origin, History, Meaning, Facts, Pranks, And More

April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, in most countries the first day of April

For pranksters and mischievous older siblings all around the world, April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day.

April Fools' Day is celebrated on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582.

In the Netherlands, the origin of April Fools' Day is often attributed to the Dutch victory in 1572 in the Capture of Brielle.

April Fools' Day could be referenced as early as 1392 in the "Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," although that's disputed.

Some have proposed that the modern custom originated in France, officially with the Edict of Roussillon (promulgated in August 1564).

In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes.