April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day takes place on 1st April every year.  April Fools’ Day has traditionally been a day on which people take the opportunity to carry out pranks or jokes on one another ‒ the more unusual and peculiar the better!  The trick to carrying out a successful April Fools’ Day prank is to make it something that is within the realms of credibility, at least to begin with.

April Fools’ Day pranks are generally more effective when played early in the day before people have become clued up about what is going on.  Young children also have a tendency to be more gullible and to be more easily taken in by April Fools’ Day pranks.  All jokes and tricks should, of course, be harmless, and they should never be in bad taste.

People should give some thought to their jokes and pranks before carrying them out to make certain that they cannot be considered to be dangerous or genuinely offensive.  If you are thinking about pulling an April Fools’ Day prank on your boss it would probably be a good idea to think again, even if they do usually seem like someone who has a sense of humor.  It is probably not worth the risk!

The exact origins of April Fools’ Day are shrouded in mystery.  There appears to be a variety of potential origins and the day may even have resulted from a culmination of several different ones, some of which go back as far as the time of the Roman Empire.