Happy April Fools’ Day

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Happy April Fools’ Day 

For several centuries April 1 is celebrated as APRIL FOOLS’ DAY by different cultures. People all around the world play hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools! to the recipient. April Fools’ Day is always full of fun as everyone tries to prank their friends, relatives, close one without any guilt. But as you all know due to complete lockdown because of Coronavirus, you cannot get a chance to experience real-time April Fools’ Day as everyone is resorting to social distancing and self-isolation but you can share your experiences below and send digital texts to your dear ones and stay connected. 

History Of April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day is celebrated annually on April 1st for many decades. Despite being celebrated throughout the world for decades and in various cultures, April Fools’ Day’s precise origin remains a mystery. There are different versions associated with April Fools’ Day. Some suggest that April Fools’ Day was first observed in 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar as the Julian calendar did not reflect the actual time the Earth takes to complete a revolution around the Sun. Some people continued celebrating the New Year in the end week of March or around April 1 which is the commencement of the New Year in the Julian calendar and became targets for jokes and hoaxes and were called “April Fools.” It took more than 300 years for the Gregorian calendar where New Year starts from 1st January, to be fully accepted and Turkey was the last country to officially adopt the new calendar system on January 1, 1927.

April Fools’ Day Significance

Now having gone through the history of April Fools’ Day, let’s analyse why April Fools’ Day is important to us. Born as a human species we love to laugh, play and prank as it distresses all our pain and suffering. We love to laugh so much that there are industries built around laughter. Jokes, sitcoms and comedians are all designed to make us laugh, because “Laughter is the best medicine.” Playing pranks on others on April Fools’ Day gives way to laughter which can improve health and help fight disease. But at the same time, this prank can be dangerous as some people are too sensitive to handle the situation. Irresponsible pranks on others can lead to a grave consequence. On April Fools’ Day, people love to laugh, at the expense of others, but when people push the envelope and cause damage for attention or envy, the prank crosses the line.

                                  So on this April Fools’ Day before you are planning to play a prank on any of our dear ones, know how they react to jokes because you might not cross your limit but you would be crossing someone else’s boundaries.  Do not cross social boundaries as some pranks or jokes can’t be retracted. Some wounds never heal and friends can never be replaced. ixamBee wishes you Happy Fools’ Day. Play healthy pranks and enrich your bond and relationship.

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Senior Executive - Content Development @ ixamBee. Himani has completed her PG in Earth Sciences and believes in educating, informing and cultivating readers through her writing. She wants to explore every field in life because she believes knowledge is limitless. She is a nature lover, traveller and explorer and believes in the saying - Never say, you do not have any choice, it's always your choice because no matter what age or what stage you are, you always have the freedom to go for your choice of career in life.She has cleared IBPS PO exam and reached up to interview stage.
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