dreamz007 40 Questions 51 Answers 8 Best Answers 213 Points View Profile0 dreamz007 Asked: May 30, 20202020-05-30T08:44:17+05:30 2020-05-30T08:44:17+05:30In: GeneralName the reason why 1st of April is known as April Fool’s Day?0 Name the reason why 1st of April is known as April Fool’s Day?question ShareFacebook1 AnswerVotedOldestRecentAshish P 0 Questions 373 Answers 0 Best Answers 372 Points View Profile Ashish P Added an answer on May 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm It’s a common part of modern culture, from America to Asia, but yet the story behind April Fool’s Day couldn’t be more obscure. The origin of this day, filled with pranks and jokes, has no direct tale in history. However, there are various theories as to why the day came into being. One of the most popular stories takes the day back to 1582, to the time of the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII, marked January 1 as the New Year. People who didn’t follow the new calendar, and continued to celebrate the New Year during the last week of March through April 1 were at the receiving end of jokes and pranks, a tradition that has continued.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.