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What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:01am On Apr 01
April Fools' Day or April's Fool Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient.

Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day. The day is not a public holiday in any country except Odessa in Ukraine , where the first of April is an official city holiday.

The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbour has been relatively common in the world historically.

sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized https://www.insider.com/how-april-fools-day-is-celebrated-in-11-countries-around-the-world-2017-3 https://www.rd.com/article/origin-of-april-fools-day/

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:01am On Apr 01
2. On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other...
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:03am On Apr 01
3. We're not the only country that plays jokes on April Fools' Day that is if we still play anything apart from relationships and bet...

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by HRHQueenPhil(f): 8:05am On Apr 01
April fool is not suppose to be engaged by christians. A word is enough for the wise

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by TRADELYN: 8:09am On Apr 01
shocked
Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:09am On Apr 01
4. In Ireland, people play jokes but only until noon. Those who play jokes after are frowned upon.
In Scotland, April Fools' Day is celebrated for two days.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:11am On Apr 01
Brazil
This day is known as the dia da mentira, or “day of the lie,” in Brazil. Like in many other countries on April Fools’ Day, news outlets will put out ridiculous headlines with false claims, and many individuals will tell white lies to each other to fool or prank their friends.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:11am On Apr 01
Greece
In Greece there are several beliefs around April Fools’ pranks, the first being that if you can trick someone, you’ll have good luck all year long. Other beliefs are that successful tricksters will enjoy a good year of crops, and that the water from rainfall on April 1 has healing abilities.

If this works in 9ja, then Yahoo boys will colonize us.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by spydera(m): 8:15am On Apr 01
In the United Kingdom, and most parts of the United States, April Fools’ Day only takes place for half the day. Pranks and jokes can only be done until about noon — otherwise the jokester is considered the fool. So if you want to join in on the April fun, make sure to be up early!

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Chatflick(m): 11:00am On Apr 01
Finally, Buhari has decided to resign.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Righteousness2(m): 11:01am On Apr 01
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by mcjohny(m): 11:01am On Apr 01
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
April fool
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.


This is the best day to propose to a girl! If she accepts, then fine, otherwise, celebrate April Fool’s Day!
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!
April fool
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.


This is the best day to propose to a girl! If she accepts, then fine, otherwise, celebrate April Fool’s Day!


Mods are you gonna ban me on April fools day?

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by ONYEUTALI: 11:01am On Apr 01
You left the real information.

April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar (as in the Hindu calendar), the new year began with the spring equinox AROUND April 1.

To dissuade people from celebrating April First as the first day of the year, the Pope Gregory XIII declared that those who still celebrate April 1st as the first day of the year are FOOLS. But England, unhappy with the Church of Rome, refused to go along with the new calendar. In the mid-18th century the difference had grown to 11 days. All British lands except Scotland, which changed its calendar 100 years before, now celebrated New Year's Day on Jan. 1.

Between 1582 and 1752 BOTH calendars, old and new style, were used in Europe in different locations – causing some rather perplexing dates for future researchers.

But changing calendars left everyone with a problem. Since the Gregorian calendar accounted more accurately for leap years, it was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar by 1752. To correct this discrepancy and align all dates, 11 days had to be dropped when the switch was made.

Other countries started copying France's move (France was the first Roman empire to adopt the Gregorian calendar). We're anglophones, a former British colony. So I'll be telling you who Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar.



People living in Britain, America and other English colonies went to sleep on the night of Sept. 2, 1752, and when they woke up the next morning it was Sept. 14, 1752. Because the people thought the government was trying to cheat them out of 11 days of their lives, there were riots in villages. Eleven days (Sept. 3-13) were cut from the calendar, deleting them forever. These days simply never existed – no births, no marriages, no deaths.

This was very confusing by itself, but added to this change was that New Year moved from March 25 to Jan. 1. Think how confusing this must have been to people used to thinking about a year running from March 25 to March 24, now they had to get used to the year running from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Imagine – a person could have been married on April 26, 1710 and died on Feb 2, 1710.

Search up this : "1752 Calendar change".

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Nobody: 11:01am On Apr 01
April fool is pointless. At your age if u still dey do April fool then you are d.......

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Harllaby: 11:01am On Apr 01
April who was born on 1st April 1579. He did 105 businesses in his lifetime. He lost all his father's assets, and so everyone started calling him father of the fools. At 19, he married a 61-year-old woman who divorced him after a year because of his foolishness.






















He used to read all kinds of fake stories like you are doing now.

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Chijeep(m): 11:02am On Apr 01
sad

Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by TheFacelessMan: 11:02am On Apr 01
angry

On April 1, 1980.... a prank was played on me.

Rodrigo was my friend from kindergarten. By his 20th birthday, he had spent more time in jail than his family house.. undecided

He came with his friends that fateful Monday morning and he said he had a big surprise for me.

They were all dressed in black and I asked whose funeral we were going to. "You will see" he replied with a short laugh cheesy

What is funny about a burial ? angry

"Maybe the deceased was 80 years", I wondered undecided

We drove around the block and suddenly he parked infront of Banco Presidential.

" I am about to make a withdrawal " he said. This is a guy who has been unemployed for many months now. undecided





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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by GreaterFuture3: 11:02am On Apr 01
My own April Fool is that I am going to be broke till the end of this week... Wrong! #April Fool!
Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by GeneralPula: 11:02am On Apr 01
I don’t know, but all I know is Nigerian politicians have been fooling us since 600BC & they’re still fooling us up till now..

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Troyze: 11:02am On Apr 01
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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Deathforall: 11:02am On Apr 01
grin
Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Yeeyo: 11:03am On Apr 01
April fool is all about foolishness
Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by masks(m): 11:05am On Apr 01
Happy April

Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Tajbol4splend(m): 11:06am On Apr 01
This is the day the lord has made for Liars

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Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by sammysmiles(m): 11:06am On Apr 01
April's Fool lies called pranks, makes no sense to me...
There are other reasonable jokes...
Re: What Is April Fool's Day All About? by Teaser4(m): 11:09am On Apr 01
Righteousness2:
If Rapture Happens today! So Many will think it's April fools prank!
Many will think it's a joke! Only to be clearified that it's no joke.
Let's Prepare Folks! It will Suddenly!

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