Sunday 22 January 2017
(Week 4)

April Fool's Day 2017, 2018 and further

View below the dates for (among others) April Fool's Day 2017 and April Fool's Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
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 2017

April 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 Day

The 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.

Traditions of April Fool's Day 2017

Traditionally, April Fool's Day 2017 is viewed as a time of great pranks, jokes and laughter. People will often play practical jokes, telling jokes and sending friends and family on “fool's errands”. The news media and major companies sometimes get involved. The most important part of all jokes and pranks is that they should be followed with the declaration of the words “April Fools” in order to differentiate between truth and jokes and pranks on the specific day.

When is April Fool's Day 2017

April Fool's Day 2017 falls, annually, on April 1. The date on which the holiday falls on remains the same, yearly, but the day of the week changes each year; consult the above table for exact holiday dates.
See besides 'April Fool's Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.