The Daily Illini

The Origins of April Fools’ Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 1, 2014

April Fools’ Day, a holiday now known for pranks and jokes, is celebrated across the nation and throughout the Western world on April 1. However, the lighthearted event, alternatively known as All Fools’ Day, does not have the clearest origins.   The most popular explanation has the holiday running ...