April first, commonly referred to as April Fool’s Day or All Fool’s Day, is considered THE day for practical jokes, pranks, and spreading hoaxes. Fake stories run rampant on this day in the publishing world.
Ever since Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” was printed in 1392 April 1st has been associated with foolishness.
In UK folklore, playing jokes should only take place before midday so anyone playing a joke after midday is considered the “April fool” himself.
Although not a national holiday anywhere, April Fool’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world. Have fun searching for these terms …. All Fools’ Day, April First, April Fish, Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, Court Jester, Feast Of Fools, Fool’s Errand, Foolishness, Hoaxes, Nun’s Priest’s Tale, Paper Fishes, Practical Jokes, Pranks, Italy, Pesce d’Aprile, France, Poisson d’Avril, Belgium, Aprilvis, Poland, Prima Aprilis, Iran, Sizdah Bedar, Scotland, Hunt-The-Gowk Day, Denmark, Aprilsnar, Minorca, and Dia d’Enganyar.
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