April Fool's Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) April Fool's Day 2017 and April Fool's Day 2018.
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|April 1, 2017||April Fool's Day 2017||Saturday|
|April 1, 2018||April Fool's Day 2018||Sunday|
|April 1, 2019||April Fool's Day 2019||Monday|
|April 1, 2020||April Fool's Day 2020||Wednesday|
|April 1, 2021||April Fool's Day 2021||Thursday|
|April 1, 2022||April Fool's Day 2022||Friday|
|April 1, 2023||April Fool's Day 2023||Saturday|
|April 1, 2024||April Fool's Day 2024||Monday|
|April 1, 2025||April Fool's Day 2025||Tuesday|
|April 1, 2026||April Fool's Day 2026||Wednesday|
|April 1, 2027||April Fool's Day 2027||Thursday|
Significance of April Fool's Day 2017April Fool's Day 2017 - also known as All Fools' Day- although not a federal holiday, it is a holiday observed on April 1, annually. It is a day which celebrates the custom of playing practical jokes on friends, or sending them on fools' errands. Sometimes, elaborate practical jokes played on friends or relatives might last the entire day and even the news media and major companies sometimes get involved. Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, "April Fool!"
History of April Fool's DayThe history of April Fool's Day 2017 is not clear. There is no first "April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Though, many believe that the history of the day dates back to sixteenth-century France, when the start of the New Year was observed on April 1.
In 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian world, and the New Year fell on January 1. There were some people, however, who hadn't heard or didn't believe the change in the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1.
Others played tricks on them and called them “April fools.” They sent them on a “fool's errand” or tried to make them believe that something false was true. This custom continued to be observed in Western Europe and continued to spread to the United States and the rest of the world.