April Fool's Day: The history behind the trickery

For many people around the world, April 1 means one thing and one thing only'¦ April Fool's Day.

Sunday, 1st April 2018, 8:00 am
Today is April Fools Day... but what does it mean and why do we do it?

This day comes round once and year and is a time for trickery, jokes and invention. It’s a day where people compete to pull the best prank ever invented, and gullible souls fall for these innovative jokes again and again. This is a time-gone tradition, but where did it actually come from and why do we partake it in?