1stApril is a day to be careful, or you could easily get tricked by someone. It’s April Fool’s Day, a day when people traditionally like to make a fool of someone else and laugh at them.
There are lots of versions of the origin of the day, but one explanation is connected with the change in the calendar in the 16thcentury, which means that 1stApril was no longer the beginning of the year. Those who still celebrated the New Year on 1stApril were called fools.
So what kind of pranks do people paly on April Fool’s Day? Actually, there are lots of simple tricks that you can play on your friends. For example, you could change the time on someone’s alarm clock so that they’re late for work or glue a coin to the floor and see how many people try to pick it up.
In addition, there’s also a tradition of large companies attempting to fool a lot of people. For example a burger restaurant once claimed that they were introducing a left-handed burger. In particular, the media often try to make people believe something which is not true. Newspapers publish some ludicrous stories every year, although some of them are actually true. It’s entertaining to try to guess which stories are true and which are fake. In the April Fool’s stories, they often include a clue to the fact that it’s a joke. For example, the name of an “expert” quoted in the article might be an anagram of “April Fool”