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What Is An April's Fool?  
User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

I'm sorry to ask and i'm going to look like a complete idiot but here in My country there is no "april's fool" ,i can get some if what is by the name but can anyone explain me what is exactly April's fool and what does it celebrate and when it started?

Thanks in advance...

Gus
SKBO


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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

An April fool is a hotdog...... it comes in a April Bun and has Fool sauce.

[Edited 2005-04-04 00:37:52]

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

April Fool's Day is April 1.

It comes from the fact that April 1 used to be the first day of the new year. An "April Fool" was a person who forgot to change their calendar to the new year.

It has become a traditional day to play practical jokes on people or to do strange things which make other people think you are weird.


redngold



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

LMAO kaz.  Big grin

Yeah, its April 1st when people play pointless jokes on each other.


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3):
Yeah, its April 1st when people play pointless jokes on each other.

That was indeed pointless  Smile


User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

An April Fool is a fool that decided to be a fool in April instead of the other 11 months. We have Jan Fools, May Fools, and Novemeber Fools. They just don't get as much publicity. Big grin

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Quoting Tavong (Thread starter):
It comes from the fact that April 1 used to be the first day of the new year. An "April Fool" was a person who forgot to change their calendar to the new year.

Hmm. Not necessarily.This is from museumofhoaxes.com:


The most widespread theory about the origin of April Fool's Day involves the Gregorian calendar reform of the late sixteenth century. Although popular, this theory has a number of problems with it.

The calendar change hypothesis might provide a reason for why April 1st specifically became the date of the modern holiday. But it is clear that the idea of a springtime festival honoring misrule and mayhem had far more ancient roots. In addition, the process by which the observance of the day spread from France to protestant countries such as Germany, Scotland, and England is left unexplained by this theory. These nations only adopted the calendar change during the eighteenth century, at a time when the tradition of April Foolery had already been well established throughout Europe. Finally, it is not clear what, if any, primary evidence (i.e. first-hand accounts written during the 16th and 17th centuries) supports the theory. The link between the calendar change and April 1st appears to be based on modern conjecture rather than archival research. Therefore, while the theory remains a possibility, it should not be treated as a fact.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Perhaps then it is associated with the Rite of Spring, or a Bacchanale.

redngold



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User currently offlineAr1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

It's like our ''Dia de los Inocentes'', where you pull jokes on people.

Saludos,Mike.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
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It's another holiday that Hallmark can push cards over.


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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Greeting cards for april fools day?  Confused I doubt they even make them.

User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

April fools is the day when you pull pranks on innocent people.  Silly

Here's an example-.
I reset the orientation on the mouse, When my parents
tried to use the mouse, cursor would go in the opposite direction
than they moved it! laughing 

Devon



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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
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LOL I put tape on the sink faucet so when my mom turned it on full blast she got sprayed

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

When C&N took over Thomas Cook, the entire company was renamed Thomas Cook - a rebrand that extended to in-house airline Condor.

The new name, Thomas Cook Airlines, didn't prove popular and the stronger Condor name was subsequently reintroduced.


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3394 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1213 times:

The way I understood it april fools came from the Netherlands.

At the first of april in the year "long ago" (forgot my history  Smile) the Dutch city of Den Briel was captured by the Watergeuzen. They did so not by brute force but by fooling the Spanish forces. Overnight the Dutch came in on a supply vessel. They raised the Dutch flag on the church, and rang the church bells. The Spanish troops saw the flag and though they had been overrun, and fled.

Anyway, it's been long since I had history class so I might be slightly off.



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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1211 times:

A classic practical joke is the dollar on a string. I tried it once on a few friends in High School. It was fun since as I tricked more and more people they began to chip in with bigger bills. I tell you a $50 bill is far more effective than a $1 bill.


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

707cmf during the month of April Big grin

UTA



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