April Fools' day

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Synonyms for April Fools' day

the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes

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SAO PAULO, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The practice of playing April Fool's Day pranks and jokes on people dates all the way back to the 1500s, marking the changeover from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
These days, April Fool's Day, like many other festivals, has become more fun and popular.
My all-time favourite April Fool's joke would have to be the sheep that have adapted over time to living on hills and so have two slightly shorter legs on one side so they don't fall over when they graze on a steep incline.
Twenty20 cricket also makes a fool out of pundits every day and these two matches are being talked about as a gift from the game for April Fool's Day.
Most April Fool's Day jokes are far less elaborate, however, and usually just involve telling a friend or family member a fib, to see their surprised reaction.
With regards to the joke about Assi, a fanatic fan had created the rumor as a light joke on the singer's official website and had wrote that Assi decided to join the Lebanese national soccer team as a way to give them support, but the announcement was clarified that it is an April fool's joke and nothing more.
The 'Umbrella' hitmaker, who has a wicked sense of humour, has disclosed that on one April Fool's Day she and her pal decided to trick her friend's older sibling into believing she was going to be an aunt, a joke which reduced the recipient to tears.
Police in Nepal are investigating whether a bomb threat that delayed a Dubai-bound flight at Nepal's international airport was an April Fool's hoax.
But those who believed the story should have checked the date; it was, of course, April Fool's Day.
I read this with considerable shock - before remembering it was April Fool's Day, and that the ECHO was probably just trying to have some fun and see how many of their readers would be taken in by such a ridiculous story.
Actor STEVEN PASQUALE's reported reaction to an April Fool's script that had his Rescue Me character coming out, as quoted by the New York Post's Page Six, April 7.
Tony Blair today sought to dampen down renewed speculation about a rift between himself and Chancellor Gordon Brown, comparing reports of a split over the council elections to an April Fool's joke.
Still, you won't find The Register-Guard succumbing to the temptation Friday - April Fool's Day - to print some humdingers that just might fool you, dear reader.
THE DAY AFTER April Fool's Day, the Treasury Department asserted with a straight face the government's right to criminalize the heretofore First Amendment-protected act of editing an article or book.