Artículos de Abril 2011

Book

Sábado, 23 Abril 2011

Easter

Viernes, 8 Abril 2011

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April Fool’s Day

Viernes, 1 Abril 2011

                                                             

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on the 1st of April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1st  is not a national holiday, but it is widely recognized and celebrated as a day where many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbours, work associates, etc.

After we play the trick, we say “April Fool.” Then the poor person realizes he was fooled. It is generally done in the spirit of fun and doesn’t cause any real harm to anyone.

The earliest recorded association between April 1st and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1st as New Year’s Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.