By the way, where does this facetious April Fool?
It all began, it seems, in 1564 lorque King Charles IX decided to change the date of the change of year ...
holy day for all jokers, April 1st is traditionally synonymous with farce.
Teachers are often the victims of clever students, the media gleefully spreading hoaxes and everyone has their own snare.
Originally was Charles IX
If the origin of April Fool is controversial, the most common assumption the fact born in the 16th century.
In 1564, King Charles IX decided that the year not begin on April 1, but on 1 January.
A change has also shifted the exchange of gifts and New Year's gifts that marked the transition to the new year.
To sow doubt about the effective date of the new year, some have continued to give gifts in April.
Over time, small gifts of April turned into gifts for laugh in jokes, then ploys to trick others.
Why the choice of "fish"
If the jokes are now known as the "April Fool," it goes back again to this beloved 16th century.
Gifts that can be offered in April were often food.
This date is the end of Lent, during which meat consumption is forbidden for Christians, this fish was the most common.
And in other countries ...
The tradition of joke from April 1, the western departure was gradually diffused.
It is expressed in different ways in different countries.
In England, for example, on April 1 is "April fool's day."
Stuffings are made only in the morning and if you are trapped, you are a "noodle."
In Scotland, be twice as vigilant in France because pranksters may also crack down on 2 April.
In Mexico, the single round is to steal the property of a friend.
The victim will be in exchange for candy and a note indicating that he has been wronged.
There is even an Indian version of April Fool: it takes place on March 31 and is called the feast of "Huli".
Some famous hoaxes in recent years
1992 a US National Public Radio announced that Richard Nixon was a candidate in the presidential election.
His campaign slogan: "I have done nothing wrong, I do not it again".
1999: BBC Radio 4 said to his listeners that the English national anthem "God Save the Queen" is about to be replaced by a European singing in German.
Thousands of listeners call the antenna, outraged.
2000: Portuguese sports newspaper "A Bola" published an article that UEFA has decided to withdraw the organization of Euro 2004 in his country.
Trauma to some readers ...
2002: The Canadian website "Bourque Newswatch" announces the departure of Finance Minister Paul Martin.
Taken over by the UK financial newsletter, "The Gartman Letter", the new would have cost 32 cents to the Canadian dollar.
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