I am sure there are many people who don’t know why we even celebrate April Fools Day. It is hard to actually pinpoint a time as to when Aprils Fools Day became a celebration, but is believed to have started around 1582 in France. Prior to 1582, the first day of the New Year was based off the Middle Ages Calendar used in the Middle East. The New Year was celebrated for 8 days beginning on March 25 and the celebrations came to their ultimate point on April 1st, when they actually viewed that as the first day of the New Year, ending the day after. However, the ancient Celtic Calendar celebrates the New Year on November 1st. When Charles IX had the calendar reformed to the Gregorian Calendar, New Years was moved to January 1st.It took a long time to inform the people of this new calendar. Those living in small villages continued with the old way of celebrating News Years as did those that would not accept the new calendar. These people eventually became know as Fools by the general population and some mean and some silly pranks were played on them every April 1st.So, Happy Aprils Fools Day!!BTW, I was taught this as a child and got into a verbal disagreement with my 4th grade teacher over the calendar, which prompted my father to go down to the school in my defense. (The school hated when my father showed up as I had 2 brothers there before me) My teacher ended up researching this and conceded to the entire 4th grade class I was right.