Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools Day

Today is April Fools Day so be on your toes and mentally alert for unforeseen pranks, practical jokes and
other forms of mischief. According to Wikipedia,  April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day is a day celebrated in various 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 neighbors, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia, and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in France, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S., the jokes last all day. The earliest recorded association between April 1 and
foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392).
Just like other festivals that Pakistanis have adopted from the West like Valentines Day and New Year’s Night, the tradition of April Fool is also popular among  the youngsters.


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