The reason for April 1st being April Fools day is unknown. However it is believed that happen in France in 1582 around the time of the change in the Calender. The New Years day moved from the March 25th – April 1st (New Year week) to January 1st. Communication was not as it is today and it took several years for some places to hear of the changes. Some people would not acknowledge the changes and continued to celebrate the New Year on the last day of the old celebration, April 1st. These people were seen as fools by the majority, and was sent on “fools errands”, such as being sent to non-existent parties and had jokes played on them.
March 31, 2012