Read about the origin, history and celebration of April Fools’ Day (Aprilsnar) in Denmark.
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April Fools’ Day in Denmark

Origin and History of April Fools’ Day in Denmark

The history of April Fools’ Day has always been misleading since it claims to have many origins. However, many say that the origin of Fools’ Day takes us back to the time of Gregorian calendar while some say that it has European backgrounds from the 13th Century during the visit of a King to Gotham where people of that town acted as fools in order to keep the King away from their town and indeed fooled him around. The celebration gradually became famous in other countries and made fame by its unique and funny traditions of fooling people by pranks and tricks. It is also celebrated in Denmark with great enthusiasm.

Local name: Aprilsnar

Ways to celeberate Aprilsnar in Denmark

People in Denmark call April Fools’ Day as Maj-Kat and May-cat. They celebrate it on the 1st of May. However, many people of Denmark celebrate Fools’ Day on April 1st and call it as Aprilsnar. The celebration is quite similar to that of other countries like pulling others’ leg, playing pranks on others. Their favorite victims seem to be the media and the politicians. Since it is a special day meant for pranks, people who are victimized do not take anything to heart and enjoy the prank time.