You should not blindly believe something you read online, but on Saturday, you need to keep an eye out for the fake news. It is April Fool’s Day, a historic celebration where people all over the world get a joke.April Fools’ Day may have started as long ago as in the 1500s, at a time when the French and other Europeans were changing to the Gregorian calendar, according to the History Channel.
The beginning of each new year moved to January 1 instead of spring, but some people left the loop, confused or frustrated by the move. People who were still watching the New Year were mocked in March and April, because the scams are fixed on paper fish – in French, “Boisson de Avril” – on their backs as a joke.Fast forward 500 years, the holiday is now litered by big deal seriously.
The traditions vary depending on where you are. In Denmark, for example, is likely to be a joke on May 1, or Mag Cat, according to the mind of the thread. In Scotland, April Fool’s is a two-day issue where people “chase the gook”, meaning they send people on fruitful adventures.
In particular, the United States got a tradition of April Fool’s Day, with hundreds of companies putting up a neat joke each year. In 1986, for example, New York City announced the April Fools Day offer that never happened. In 1996, Taco Bell said she had bought a Liberty Bell landmark. In 2008, BBC News revealed penguins fly left Antarctica to South America.
“Companies feel tremendous pressure to create these humorous videos, fearing that if they do not go out with one, they will be considered suspicious or irrelevant,” says Alex Boyce, of the Trick Museum, National Geographic a few years ago. “I do not get sick at all, people love to consume humorous content, and April Fools’ Day is a special holiday about this.”