This is probably the only day which we’re not allowed to get furious when someone pulls a prank on us. I mean, if we allowed ourselves to be deceived at the first place, padan muka engkau, kan?
But first, lets look at the some trivia facts about April Fools’ Day!
#1 April 1st is a day where the most amount of jokes, pranks and hoaxes are done compared to other days in a year
#2 It’s not a public holiday in any country in the world
#3 April Fools’ Day became popular since the 19th century
#4 In some countries, some newspapers or published media embrace the spirit of April Fools’ seriously by reporting fake news with a tiny clarification text beneath the news. Some even wait till the next day to come clean about it
#5 This very day is also known as ‘April Fish’ in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and France.
In the Julian calendar, New Year was celebrated on the 25th of March. As 25th of March falls on Holy Week, they then celebrated on the first day of April. During 1500s, Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian Calendar. Based on the new calendar, New Year’s Day is celebrated on 1st of January. As many people still couldn’t accept the new date for New Year’s Day, they continued to celebrate first day of the year on 1st of April. Over time, some people started to make fun during this day by pulling jokes, pranks and hoaxes on others.
One of the best pranks of all time took place in 1957 where BBC broadcast a film in their Panaroma. It’s about Spring which came early on that year, which means spaghetti harvest will be earlier, too. It showcased a video of a Swiss farmer harvesting freshly-grown spaghetti from trees
True enough, after watching this film, a lot of people started to wonder of they can also get themselves a spaghetti plant.
Spaghetti plant? Really? That’s just hilarious!
Let us know some of your unforgettable April Fools’ pranks at the comment box below. Have a fun April Fools’ Day, peeps!
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