Posts Tagged ‘Feast of Fools’

April Fools Day – Why?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Like the Ides of March, I think we expect April Fools’ Day to be an ancient tradition dating back to a time when people believed that anything disturbing could be attributed to witchcraft (whereas today we know such happenings are caused by either alien life forms or the Kardashian family.)Kate Dolan explores the history of April Fools Day But there’s no real evidence that April Fools’ Day dates back to the Romans or even the middle ages. In fact, there’s no concrete evidence of the origin of the famous day of pranks at all.   (more…)