April Fools Day
Date When celebrated : April 1st
Traditionally, April Fool's Day is an opportunity for playing jokes or tricks on one another. The stranger and the more absurd the better. The challenge is to carry out a trick that is believable, if only for a little while. Tricks are most successful if played earlier in the day before a person is wise to what is going on. Younger children are also more gullible.
Any tricks or jokes must be harmless and in good taste for the unsuspecting "victim". And, we suggest you think twice before pulling one on the boss, even if he or she is know to be of good humor.
Important: Jokes and gags must be harmless and fun. They must not be dangerous or hurt anyone's feelings. Give your jokes and gags some thought before carrying them out. Then, have fun!
Happy April Fool's Day
Origin of April Fool's Day
The exact origin of this day is uncertain. It appears to have a number of possible origins, and may have evolved in part from any number of them. To many, it dates back to France in 1564. At the time, April 1 was New Year's Day. In 1564, New Years was changed to January 1. People who continued to celebrate April 1 as the beginning of the new year, were called "April fools". People would play jokes and tricks on them. April Fools Day also has roots in days of the Roman Empire, where jokes and pranks were also played on April 1.
Today's Quote: "It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled." - - Mark Twain
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