1st April, why is it the Fools Day??

@pizzoli (3367)
Italy
March 30, 2007 3:31am CST
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
I have read a different story. Its about something happen to two groups of people in Spain after Spain fall into a hand of a foreign power, several hundred years ago. If you read this story you will find that April fool isnt funny at all!
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• India
30 Mar 07
In ancient days,romans and hindus celebrate their new year day on or around april 1..then in 1582 pope gregory orderd a new calender(the gergorian calender)to replace old julian calender..the new onecalled forney years day to jan 1..According to popular explaination,many people either refused to accept the new date..and celebrated the new yr on april 1..the other people started to make fun on them,sending them some fool errands ..eventually this practice spread all over the europe..i think this lead to the fools day on april 1 st
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
30 Mar 07
I really have no idea. i do not like the day either. I hate it when I think all the news that day are april fool jokes. No point in reading the news papers that day. Noone ever fools me or tries to fool me anymore. People that know me know I will get very mad if they do. I am all for jokes, practical jokes, pranks, good stories any other day - I just hate it when everyone have to try to come up with someyhing hysterically funny on the same day
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
30 Mar 07
I just looked it up. There seems to be a lot of different explanations for the day. One is very much like what vivekasokan wrote above. It seems that the french made fun of those who continued to celebrate new years on april the 1. after everyone else had started using the Gregorian calendar. To mock them others pinned paper fish to their backs. haha. paper fish! What is so funny about that!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Found this at http://wilstar.com/holidays/aprilfool.htm Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring. The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1. There is more and I thought this was a good answer. Check out the link if indeed you wish to know more.
@Guna1980 (872)
• India
30 Mar 07
No idea but every one chat end of the financial year... so they cheat as fun on that day...