Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day.

1. What is April Fools' Day?
2. When is it celebrated?
3. Where is it celebrated?
4. What do people do this day?
5. Is there a similar holiday in your country?
6. When is it celebrated?
7. Do you like it? Why or why not?

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