April 1st ….Joke and Fools’ Day.
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April 1st day we play tricks, gags and practical jokes on one another.
Lighthearted pranks are an annual Web tradition on April Fools’ Day, with jokey redesigns and parody products.
History to Fools’ Day
In the 16th century, France celebrated the New Year just like we do today, except they partied on April 1st.
In 1562, Pope Gregory changed the calendar to the one we use today and from then on, the New Year began on January 1st.
Lots of peeps didn’t know about the new calendar, or they ignored the new calendar and kept celebrating on April 1st.
Everyone else called them April fools and played tricks on them.
It’s probably no coincidence that April Fools’ Day is celebrated at the same time that two other similar holidays are celebrated.
In ancient Rome, the festival of Hilaria was thrown to celebrate the resurrection of the god Attis. Hilaria is probably the base word for hilarity and hilarious, which mean great merriment.
Today, Hilaria is also known as Roman Laughing Day.
In India, the Holi festival celebrates the arrival of spring. As a part of that festival, people play jokes and smear colors on each other.
There’s no clear connection between the modern observance of April Fools’ Day and these two ancient celebrations, which lends most historians to accept the French explanation for how April Fools’ Day developed.
Here are some suggestions for how to play a few pranks on unsuspecting friends…
On April 1st instead of putting sugar in your parents’ coffee, put salt.
Sew all of Dad’s underpants together. This is easy enough as it requires only a few stitches at the side seams. Then they are neatly folded and placed back in his drawer…
Put a sign on a front door (maybe of your office) where you’ve written “WET PAINT – please use the back door”. It depends on the door, so maybe instead of a “front-back door” you may use “on tour left/right”! The victim will walked around to the back door where there is the same sign saying “WET PAINT — please use the front door”. See his/her reaction! But don’t forget to say “April Fool”!
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