Laughter Day (01/04)

April Fools' Day (or All Fool's Day) or April Fool's Day is an international holiday celebrated around the world on April 1st. On this day, it is customary to play pranks on relatives, friends and just acquaintances, or make fun of them.

Where exactly this holiday comes from - from France, England, Mexico or Sweden - a mystery that, unfortunately, is shrouded in darkness. One of the most influential versions of the origin of the festival of laughter is associated with the fact that April 1 was originally celebrated in many countries as the day of the vernal equinox and the time of Easter. Festivities on the occasion of the spring new year have always been accompanied by jokes, pranks and funny tricks. The tradition of the holiday lives on even now: the cause was nature itself, because people tried to appease the vagaries of the spring weather with jokes and practical jokes.

Another, also common, version of the origin of April Fool's Day is associated with the transition to the Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582. The fact is that the New Year in the Middle Ages was celebrated not on January 1, but at the end of March, before King Charles IX reformed the calendar in France in 1563-1564. Therefore, New Year's week began on March 25 and ended on April 1.