April: How the custom and habit of lying began

In a few hours comes the (1 April 2024), so you should be careful about what you hear from your nearby faces, as well as your colleagues at the office. On this day, it revives the traditional custom, since most citizens either lie imaginatively, or make up funny pranks, seeking to “smack” their loved ones. The lies of Aprillia are a custom that attracts its origin from Europe. There are various versions of the place and time that this custom was born. The prevailing versions, however, are as follows: According to the first version, custom began by the Celts. People of northwestern Europe, the Celts, were fierce fishermen. The fishing season began on April 1. At this time of year, however, the conditions were not favourable, so the fish was not satisfactory at all. In order for fishermen not to return home ashamed, however, they lied about how big fish had caught. This habit became, over time, a custom. The second version, considered to be more historical, wants the birthplace of the customs in France of the 16th century. By 1564 the French New Year was April 1. This year, however, and during the reign of Charles the 9th, this changed and New Year was now considered January 1. Not all citizens accepted this at first. Those citizens who reacted continued to celebrate their old New Year’s Day (April 1st), while others sent them New Year’s gifts to mock them. This tease turned in time into custom. This custom also came to our country, but it varied to a certain extent. The basic idea, of course, remained the same. We lie well-meaningly in order to trick our victim. In some areas, they feel that anyone who manages to fool the other will have luck on his side the rest of the year. In some others, too, they believe that the “victim” will have good crops on its crops. As for the “victim”, it is believed that, unlike the “victim”, he will have bad luck the rest of the year and probably if he is married, he will be widowed quickly. In Thrace the rainwater of Proaprillia is considered therapeutic and is why they collect it in a bottle and drink from it the sick. In Komotini , the old Gyumuljina, they said that Aprilia was well known to laugh, “to become their cocoons”, when, of course, they had serotrophy (eating silkworms). In Jadeau, Eastern Thrace, they had good reason to laugh at each other, to make the trees fruit, but the one who was fooled, had it all year long, he would be mistaken, and if he were married, he would widow. Finally, in Andros they usually lie on March 1st rather than April.