We’re not fooling around - Friday, April 1, 2022 is April Fools’ Day The day is traditionally set aside

for pranksters to have a little fun with other people with hoaxes and practical jokes.

And while people around the world mark “Fools Day,” its exact origin is unclear.

Tradition holds that April Fools’ Day dates to 1582, when France made the move from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

The change by Pope Gregory XIII moved the start of the new year from the end of March to Jan. 1, and those who didn’t make the change were considered “fools.”

People started making fun of those who didn’t change their calendar and began playing pranks on them.

Other people believe April Fools’ dates back even further. Historians have also linked April Fools’ Day

to the ancient Roman festival of Hilaria – the Latin word for “joyful,” that was celebrated at the end of March.

The day involved people dressing up in disguises and mocking fellow citizens and public officials.

Today, April Fools’ Day is celebrated by young and old alike, and an increasing number of businesses are joining in the fun.

April Fools Day