April Fool’s Day: The history behind the trickery

Today is April Fools Day... but what does it mean and why do we do it?
Today is April Fools Day... but what does it mean and why do we do it?
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For many people around the world, April 1 means one thing and one thing only… April Fool’s Day.

This day comes round once and year and is a time for trickery, jokes and invention. It’s a day where people compete to pull the best prank ever invented, and gullible souls fall for these innovative jokes again and again. This is a time-gone tradition, but where did it actually come from and why do we partake it in?

Caroline Verdon: Arthur’s making a splash at his swimming lessons