April 1st

April Fools Day

It has been speculated that April’s Fools’ Day dates back to 1582. At the time when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar started the year April the 1st with the spring equinox.

many folks got slow to adapt to the calendar and kept on celebrating the new year in APril, instead of January 1st. Those folks became the caboose of jokes and were called “April fools.” Favorite pranks were symbolized by a fish. Gullible and easy caught fish “Poisson d’Avril ” (April fish.)

The Great Spaghetti Harvest

One of the most famous April Fools’ Day pranks of all time is the BBC Famous “spaghetti harvest” segment. On April 1, 1957, a news broadcaster told his British audience that Ticino, a Swiss region near the Italian border, had had “an exceptionally heavy spaghetti crop” that year. The camera cut to footage of people picking spaghetti off of trees and bushes, then sitting down At a table to eat some of their “real, home-grown spaghetti.”

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