Why is 01st April called “Fool’s Day”


An Interesting History of 1752.
Here is an interesting historical fact. Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752.
Go to Google type “September 1752 calendar” & see for yourself.
You will notice, 11 days are simply missing from the month.
Here’s the explanation: This was the month during which England shifted  from the Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.

A Julian  year was 11 days longer than a Gregorian year. So, the King of England  ordered 11 days to be wiped off the face of that particular month.

So, the workers worked for 11 days less that month, but got paid for  the whole month. That’s how the concept of “paid leave” was born. Hail  the King!!!

In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first  month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the  first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian Calendar, many people  refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating 1st April as  the New Year’s Day. When simple orders didn’t work, the King finally  issued a royal dictum; which stated that those who celebrated 1st April  as the new year’s day would be labelled as fools.

From then on, 1st April became April Fool’s Day. History is really interesting!!


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