April: Revives custom today with lies, pranks, and fabricated news

Today, April 1 (), lies and pranks have their honor, after revived the traditional custom. It is no coincidence that it is considered the children’s favorite day, since they seek to make up funny pranks to “smack” their parents, friends and teachers. But what is the reason why we are lying on this particular day of the year? The most widespread version of establishing the custom is probably found in 16th-century France. The French celebrated New Year’s Day on April 1 to be near Easter and also mark the beginning of Spring. In 1564 this custom came to change King Charles Where he transferred New Year’s Day on January 1st, in order to keep up with all European countries. The change, however, was not liked by some citizens, who continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on the first day of April, while others mocked them with pranks and fake New Year’s gifts. Also, a version of the establishment of Proprillia concerns Celtic fishermen, who began fishing since April when the weather was more favorable. Conditions were not always ideal, however, fishermen to avoid being ashamed, told various lies and stories about the fish that supposedly “catched”. From the French and the Celts the custom was extended around the world, with the newspapers foreshadowed in the early 20th century and then the electronic media, which often broadcast very successful news – pranks. With the spread of the Internet, Aprillia has now become a daily habit, since several false news reports (fake news) are also circulating. In addition, there are so-called ‘hoax’ that are considered online pranks. These are constructed stories that in an elaborate way can fool even the most unsuspecting reader. In Greece the custom must have been known since the Crusades. The habit of lying that day is not unknown in Greece. In fact, it is, as folklore writer George Megas argues, a common mechanism in the effort to ensure the success of a magical energy or a difficult task, based on the notion that falsehood tricks and prevents harmful forces. And the lie of Proaprillia is “a deliberate trickery of the harmful forces that would prevent agricultural production”, according to the folklore writer Dimitrios Loucatos. Made news that brought “up and down” At times, constructed news has been shown that has caused a worldwide sensation. The revival of the custom honored in its own unique way and the Greek Ministry of Culture in April 1955. In particular, he announced that during the metro excavations Socrates’ tomb was found. The ministry gave details, while noting that the philosopher’s tunic was also found, but also traces of the hemlock he had drunk. The news went around the world through foreign news agencies. First in the Ministry of Culture trap fell the French News Agency, which a few hours later rushed to recall. In the last century, technology helped some to trick thousands of people that day. For example, an American newspaper published an article (in the early 20th century) that caused shock. The article quoted Thomas Edison as inventing a machine that turned water into wine. The shares of the wine-making companies have fallen to the stock market. Another primary prank, which left an era, is that of the BBC network in 1957. The network aired a report of Italian farmers gathering pasta from trees supposedly producing them.