April Fools day is fast approaching and for many families and friends it can be a long day of annoying gags and frustrating tricks. After all it is the pranksters holy day!

How did it all start!

So how did this fool-ish day get its start. As usual their are many theories. Some link it back to a tale by Chaucer in 1392 called “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”. But according the website Wonderopolis.org

Still others believe April Fools’ Day got its start because of the adoption of a new calendar in 1582. Many ancient cultures celebrated New Year’s Day around April 1.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the use of a new calendar, known as the Gregorian calendar, which celebrated New Year’s Day on January 1. According to legend, many people refused to recognize the new calendar or simply didn’t know about it. These people continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1.

Eventually, other people began to make fun of these “fools” by sending them to look for things that did not exist (called a “fool’s errand“) or tricking them into believing something false.

Regardless of where you land on this argument one thing we can all agree on is that April 1st will always be the day Rent is due! and that’s no joke 🙂