History April 1 — April fool's Day
The unofficial, but popularly beloved and celebrated April fool's Day is celebrated on 1 April. The exact date of the origin of this holiday does not exist, no one can accurately say where this holiday came to us. It is impossible to associate with religious customs or traditions of any country in the world.
There are only assumptions that his share common roots with the celebration of spring ancient times when the forests was about the population of ancient cities, villages, and hosted cheerful celebrations with dancing, singing and sacrifices. The ancient Greeks were convinced that people have to laugh, because laughter cleanses. In this period there was a short humorous stories, which we now call jokes.
History 1 APR full of uncertainties, although it is known that about two thousand years ago in the eternal city — Rome — celebrated a similar festival which was then called the Day of fools. Throughout Rome on this day, people joked and pranked each other.
In the middle ages, Asian and European rulers to have jesters. The Russian court also had clowns, and not always from ordinary families. For example, during the reign of Anna Ivanovna received the jesters of the Ducal and princely titles.
History April 1 in France starts at the end of the sixteenth century. The king Charles IX in 1564 by his decree ordered to celebrate the new year's holiday January 1. But people are so fond of the spring festival, they still continued to greet their loved ones with the coming of the new year on the first day of April.
The years passed, this tradition began to resemble the drawing. So in France there appeared a festival of fun and deception. Since then the French have more than 500 years to celebrate on April 1, and do it in a big way. For example, in 1986, the famous newspaper Le Parisien published an article that, according to the decision of the city authorities, the Eiffel tower must be dismantled and moved to the suburbs of Paris, in the valley of the river Marne, where the French planned to build a "Disneyland". The townspeople were outraged by this decision, and in the newspaper phone incandescent. It lasted exactly one day as long as the newspaper has not appeared article-rebuttal.
The British are renowned for their stiffness, but they are not without a sense of humor. History 1 APR in the country starting from the nineteenth century. In 1860 many Londoners received an official invitation to the ceremony of bathing the white lions in the tower. All happy owners of invitation at 11 o'clock went to the famous London prison, wanting to take part in a mysterious holiday. They couldn't believe that they just played.
Jokes on 1 April the Scots somewhat rude. For example, they leave on the back of his victim a piece of paper that says: "Kick me!"
History April 1, in Russia begins with the reign of Peter the First. Initially this day was celebrated only in the noble houses, but later April fool's Day became popular. Wit the Russians not to take. Fun to April 1, are prepared carefully and in advance. Especially the top students, and, oddly enough, businessmen. More than 80% of the population of Russia on this day, compete friends, colleagues and relatives.