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

Origin and History of April Fools’ Day in Germany

April Fools’ Day is said to have been originally from Germany. It is believed that Gabriel Hoffmann from the 1860s was said to live in Damstadt. Previously, it is said that on April 1st, 1530 a meeting of lawmakers was arranged and when the meeting actually did not commence, the people who had bet that the meeting would occur were under great loss and upon that they were humiliated. And this story is also claimed to have been the actual reason for celebrating a day for pranks and traditions related to it. Some also say that the pranks have its origin way back from the Gregorian time.

Local name: April Fools’ Day

Ways to celeberate April Fools’ Day in Germany

The celebrations are similar to that of other countries of Europe in Germany. April 1st in Germany is not a recognized holiday though. They celebrate it till noon and it is considered to be bad luck if anyone continues to play pranks after this time. Many hoaxes are raised on media by the people on this day. They also love to play pranks and put false information on the internet just to fool people and sometimes such pranks end up in serious situations. People play several other tricks and pranks on friends and strangers.