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How April 1st Becomes April Fool Day.

In the month of September 1752, the England shifted from Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

The Julian Calendar has an in-built error of 1 day every 128 years due to miscalculation of the solar year by 11 minutes.

The king of England ordered 11 days to be wiped off the face of that month of September.

Consequently, the workers only work for 11 days less for the month and got paid for the whole month.

In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first month of the year, but the Gregorian calendar observed January as the first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian calendar, people still refused to give up old tradition and returned to celebrating 1st April as the new year's Day.

When simple order could not work from stopping people to celebrating year day on April 1st then. The king issued a royal dictum, which stated that those who celebrated 1st April as the new year's Day would be lebelled as FOOLS.

From then on 1st April became April Fool's Day.

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