The Secret Meaning of April Fool’s Day

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For more information about the origin of April Fool’s day, read this informative article titled The Origin of April Fool’s Day. – Pao Chang

Picture of April Fool Joker Card

By Moe, founder of GnosticWarrior.com

April Fools’ Day is a special day dedicated to playing practical jokes and pranks. In English- speaking countries it is known as an April fool; in France, an April fish; in Scotland, he is an April gawk. But most people who partake in the foolish fun have no idea why we still celebrate this day filled with gags. It makes you wonder who is being played the fool here.

The secret meaning of April Fools’ Day surrounds the story of the old Gnostic, pagan celebrations, and Christ being Crucified. My research shows that it was created by the Church in order to fool and ridicule the followers of various rites that were celebrated on April 1st surrounding the competing cults of the Roman Saturnulia and the Druidical rites.

April Fool’s Day is but a corruption of All Fool’s Day; and that it is borrowed from the Roman “Festum Fatuorum,” Feast of Fools, a Fool‘s Holiday.

A sort of foolish Christian propaganda they would employ to play jokes on who they may have thought were pagan fools.

From Pagan Celebrations to the Crucifixion of Christ

The majority of modern scholars favour the date 7 April, 30 AD to be when Christ had been crucified. Another popular date is Friday, April 3, AD 33. This date I believe later became the holiday we now call April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day.

In Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout “April fish!” Let us not forget that the Virgin Mary was also sometimes simply called “Mari” (meaning Mother/Sea-Goddess). The Koine Greek word for fish: ἰχθύς, (capitalized ΙΧΘΥΣ or ΙΧΘΥϹ) is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish, used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the “sign of the fish” or the “Jesus fish.”

In order to catch a fish, you have to fool it with some bait that is concealing a sharp hook. Once the fish bites the bait, he has been fooled and by Jesus, you caught a fish.

Only this time, they are fishers of men…

Supporting Research:

The origin of this custom has been much disputed, and many ludicrous solutions have been suggested, e.g. that it is a farcical commemoration of Christ being sent from Annas to Caiaphas, from Caiaphas to Pilate, from Pilate to Herod, and from Herod back again to Pilate, the crucifixion having taken place about the 1st of April.

What seems certain is that it is in some way or other a relic of those once universal festivities held at the vernal equinox, which, beginning on old New Year’s day, the 1st of March, ended on the 1st of April, This view gains support from the fact that the exact counterpart of April-fooling is found to have been an immemorial custom in India.

The festival of the spring equinox is there termed the feast of I lull, the last day of which is the jtsl of March, upon which the chief amusement is the befooling of people by sending them on fruitless errands. It has been plausibly suggested that Europe derived its April-fooling from the French.

They were the first nation to adopt the reformed calendar, Charles IX., in 1564 decreeing that the year should begin with the 1st of January. Thus the New Year’s gifts and visits of felicitation which had been the feature of the 1st of April became associated with the first day of January, and those who disliked the change were fair butts for those wits who amused themselves by sending mock presents and paying calls of pretended ceremony on the 1st of April.

Though the 1st of April appears to have been anciently observed in Great Britain as a general festival, it was apparently not until the beginning of the 18th century that the making of April-fools was a common custom. In Scotland the custom was known as “hunting the gowk,” i.t. the cuckoo, and April-fools were “April-gowks,” the cuckoo being there, as it is in most lands, a term of contempt. In France the person be fooled is known as poisson ti’avril. This has been explained from the association of ideas arising from the fact that in April the sun quits the zodiacal sign of the fish. A far more natural explanation would seem to be that the April fish would be a young fish and therefore easily caught.

SOURCE: The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences …, Volume: 2 By Hugh Chisholm

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  1. Kevin Moore says:

    The Crucifixion of Christ on April 1 [ April fools day ]
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    And know thou also that Christ dwelt [Fol. 43b, col. 2] in Mary, and suffered in Nazareth, and was born in Bethlehem, and was laid in a manger, and was carried by Simeon in the Temple of Solomon, and was reared in Galilee, and was anointed by Mary Magdalene, and ate the Passover in the house of Nicodemus, the brother of Joseph of Râmethâ, and was bound in the house of Hannân, and was struck with a reed in the house of Caiaphas, and embraced the pillar and was scourged with a whip in the Prætorium of Pilate, and on Friday, on the first day of Nîsân (April 1 ), on the fourteenth day of the moon, our Redeemer suffered.
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    http://sacred-texts.com/chr/bct/bct09.htm
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    [ Day 1, Nisan 1, New years day in Israel’s calendar, Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”]
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    The ordinances about the New Year of the Jewish calendar — the messengers that were sent out from Jerusalem — and at which period of the year the world is divinely judged
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    MISHNA I.: There are four New Year days, viz.: The first of Nissan [ April 1 ]is New Year for (the ascension of) Kings and for (the regular rotation of) festivals; 1 the first of Elul is New Year for the cattle-tithe, 2 but according to R. Eliezer and R. Simeon, it is on the first of Tishri. The first of Tishri is New Year’s day, for ordinary years, and for sabbatic years 3 and jubilees; and also for the planting of trees 4 and for herbs. 5 On the first day of Shebhat is the New Year for trees, 6 according to the school of Shammai; but the school of Hillel says it is on the fifteenth of the same month. 7
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    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Talmud/rh1.html

  2. Kevin Moore says:

    To sum up I would say that April 1st is a Canaanite/Edomite [Jewish ] joke being played on Christians.

    Judah married a Canaanite woman and in Talmudic law racial identity is taken from the mother. In about 126 BC the Edomites were integrated into Judea by John Hyrcanus and became Judaised.

  3. Kevin Moore says:

    [Noah leaves the Ark.]
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    And in the six hundred and first year of the life of Noah, on the first day of the month of Nîsân (April) the waters had dried up from the face of the earth. And in the second month, which is Îyâr (May), wherein Noah went into the Ark on the twenty-seventh day, on the holy first day of the week (Sunday), their going forth took place; and he and his wife went forth, and his sons and their wives went with them. Now, when they went into the Ark they went in in separate companies, Noah and his sons [in one company], and his wife and their wives in another company; and the men did not know the women until they went forth from the Ark. And all the wild beasts, and all the cattle, and all the feathered fowl, and all the creeping things went forth from the Ark on the first day of the week.
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    http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/bct/bct06.htm
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    “Sign Of Judgment? Total Solar Eclipse On March 20th Falls In The Middle Of The Four Blood Red Moons”
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    Submitted by IWB, on February 27th, 2015
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    “………And according to Jewish tradition, blood red moons are an omen of war for Israel. The following comes from my previous article on the blood red moons…”
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    Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/sign-of-judgment-total-solar-eclipse-on-march-20th-falls-in-the-middle-of-the-four-blood-red-moons/#CXUTFx3W3iD6pQPo.99
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    Note: The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.
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    http://www.chabad.org/holidays/jewishnewyear/template_cdo/aid/671869/jewish/When-is-Rosh-Hashanah-in-2016-and-2017.htm
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    ———————————————————————–

    Christ was crucified on the 1st of Nisan
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    Pages 102-3 “The Two Babylons”, “…..Before our Lord was either conceived or born, that very day now set down in the Popish calendar for the “Annunciation of the Virgin” [Lady-day] was observed in Pagan Rome in honour of Cybele, the Mother of the Babylonian Messiah. Now, it is manifest that Lady-day and Christmas-day stand in intimate relation to one another. Between the 25th of March and the 25th of December there are exactly nine months. If, then, the false Messiah was conceived in March and born in December, can anyone for a moment believe that the conception and birth of the true Messiah can have been so exactly synchronised, not only to the month, but to the day? The thing is incredible. Lady-day and Christmas-day, then, are purely Babylonian.”
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    “The world was created by God the Father through His only Begotten Son,” says Syncellus [p.1, 2, ed.D.] “on the first of Nisan, or 25th of March, or 29th of Phamenoth. On the same day the angel Gabriel appeared to the blessed virgin Mary, and on that day also did Christ rise from the dead…..”
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    One may read something into the following –
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    Jewish Holidays 2014

    Tuesday, April 01, 1st of Nisan, 5774

    4/1/2014 Tue, Rosh Chodesh Nisan

    Fri, 01 April 2022 at sundown (1st of Nisan, 5782)

    Christ was crucified on a Friday.

    “A day is with the Lord as a thousand years.” 2Peter 3:8

    Two thousand years have gone and it is now early into the 3rd day.

    Mark 8:31 “Christ killed and after 3 days rise again.”

  4. Kevin Moore says:

    Easter
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    The Crucifixion of Christ on April1 [ April fools day ]
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    And know thou also that Christ dwelt [Fol. 43b, col. 2] in Mary, and suffered in Nazareth, and was born in Bethlehem, and was laid in a manger, and was carried by Simeon in the Temple of Solomon, and was reared in Galilee, and was anointed by Mary Magdalene, and ate the Passover in the house of Nicodemus, the brother of Joseph of Râmethâ, and was bound in the house of Hannân, and was struck with a reed in the house of Caiaphas, and embraced the pillar and was scourged with a whip in the Prætorium of Pilate, and on Friday, on the first day of Nîsân (April 1 ), on the fourteenth day of the moon, our Redeemer suffered.
    .
    http://sacred-texts.com/chr/bct/bct09.htm
    .
    [ Day 1, Nisan 1, New years day in Israel’s calendar, Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”]
    .
    The ordinances about the New Year of the Jewish calendar — the messengers that were sent out from Jerusalem — and at which period of the year the world is divinely judged
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    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Talmud/rh1.html
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    “………… Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing, and which, in many countries, was considerably later than the Christian festival, being observed in Palestine and Assyria in June, therefore called the “month of Tammuz”; in Egypt, about the middle of May, and in Britain, some time in April. To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skilful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity–now far sunk in idolatry–in this as in so many other things, to shake hands. …………………..”
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    https://www.biblebelievers.com/babylon/sect32.htm
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    Canaan the son of Ham – took by force Shems’ inheritance, [Shem, from whom came the term Semite ] that being the land called Palestine today. Judah married a Canaanite woman and thus except for one pure line beginning with the Tamar/Judah union from whom Christ came, Judah became mixed and degenerate by following Nimrods’ [the grandson of Ham] Babylonian pagan idolatry or Baal worship.
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    The priests of Nimrod the founder of Babylon wore black robes.
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    The Chemarims or Khamarim are the black -robed priests of Baal , who were appointed by the kings of Judah to conduct worship In high places . Chemarims ” Idolatrous Priest ” , comes from The root word Kamar meaning ” to be black ” , which explains the ” idolatrous priest ” wore black garments ( Zephaniah 1 ; 4 ) , which the judges, priests, rabbis and Cohen’s wear today ..
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    “…….Often black vestments have been excluded in practice (though not necessarily in law) — enough so that there are entire generations who will have never seen a black vestment worn, let alone know of its existence as a liturgical colour. For example, red is now worn on Good Friday instead of black in the modern rite — it is still used in the classical rite of course. White will typically be worn for funerals. Sometimes purple will be used…….”
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    http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2005/11/on-use-of-black-vestments.html#.WO8A4e-1vIU
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    “………..Her name was Semiramis. She and Nimrod contrived a system where by she, Nimrod, and her son would be objects of worship! Knowing God’s promise of a future Savior (Gen.3:15), she claimed that Tammuz, her son, fulfilled this prophecy…
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    Having developed the city of Babylon into one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, she was the real mastermind behind the Babylon ‘Mystery Religion’ …This is all spelled out in detail in a well-documented book entitled ‘THE TWO BABYLONS by Alexander Hislop. It can be purchased from CHICK PUBLICATIONS at http://www.chick.com. or (909) 987-0771. It documents how she, Semiramis, developed a system of a celibate Priesthood which was answerable to her and the High Priest, Nimrod, who was known by the title of ‘Pontiff’ or Pontifex Maximus … meaning ‘bridge-maker’. This High Priest Nimrod was supposedly the ‘BRIDGE’ between this life and the life to come ….He was also known as the ‘fish god’ ….DAGON… and this is why a fish-mitre hat was worn by the High Priest. We still see these fish-mitre hats worn by priests today! It was in the shape of a fish open mouth. Semiramis knew an unmarried celibate priesthood would be more devoted to the religion and to her and her husband. Hislop tells us the regular priests wore black robes, which was the color of Satanism & the occult…(Fausset’s Bible Ency.p291). Hislop also documents that Nimrod had a council of 12 priests to assist him in the temporal and Political affairs of running the empire, and they were called “CARDINALS’ and they were dressed in Scarlet & Red robes (Hislop,p210).
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    Another distinguishing mark of the priests of Nimrod, later known in the Old Testament as Priests of Baal….. was the Clerical tonsure, and initiation rite in which the priest of Nimrod has the top of his head sheared bald, while the edges of the hair allowed to remain as a ring…in honor to Nimrod who was also worshipped as the SUN-GOD! (Hislop,p222) For this reason God forbade it in Leviticus…”