April fool’s day is not a national day of any kind nor does it have any official significance. But it has been celebrated around the world by the people on April 1st for years and years. It is the day when people play different pranks and jokes on one another.
It is a humorous kind of an activity that makes people laugh and enjoy for the day. It actually plays a role in bringing them closer and binding their relationship even stronger.
In many countries, people play their pranks till noon; after that the one playing the joke is himself called a fool. However, in most of the countries, it is celebrated all day long.
It is said that the April fool’s day is being celebrated since the 14th century. But not much of the proof is available of such old times. However, the first recorded proof of the fool’s day being celebrated was in 1698 when many people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to see the Lions washed. A copy of that ticket is still available on the internet for the viewers to see.
It is a pleasurable activity to celebrate April fool’s day, taking a few things into account.
• Don’t play harmful jokes
It is advisable for the people who like to celebrate the April fool’s day not to play harmful jokes on the people. See well before that the joke that you are going to play must not hurt the feelings of anyone. Playing harmful jokes could make serious troubles for the people they are being played on.
• Go for creative jokes
See how creative you are! Think of a unique and humorous joke to play that can make other people laugh and enjoy. Your idea can make other people’s day. They will remember that joke for a couple of days at least.
• Play pranks only with the ones you know
It is advisable for the prank makers to go for their family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues etc. Other people like strangers might not like being played jokes upon them. This might annoy them, since you do not know what kind of a person they are or in what state of mind they are in.
• Top 3 April Fool’s jokes of all times
In 1957, The BBC telecasted a show in which they showed the people that Swiss farmers can grow their own spaghetti and in huge quantities. Hundreds of people were taken in and started to call BBC to ask how they can grow their own spaghetti.
In 1985, a magazine published a story about the rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could through the pitcher at a speed fastest in the world but the prank was that the guy was imaginary. The people started to write to the magazine for more information but it was all fake and imaginative.
In 1962, the Swedish people were fooled when they saw on the television that they can tune their existing black and white TV sets to color transmission by pulling a nylon stocking over it. It took in many people too.