April Fool’s Day [Archives:2006/934/Last Page]

April 3 2006

The first of April, some do say,

Is set apart for All Fools' Day.

But why the people call it so,

Nor I, nor they themselves do know.

But on this day are people sent

On purpose for pure merriment.

-Poor Robin's Almanac (1760)

By: Mohammed Al-Jabri

April Fool's Day, also called All Fool's Day, is a day celebrated in some countries on April 1. Unlike other days, April Fool's Day is not a holiday. The day generally is observed by playing a practical joke on a “victim”” who soon becomes known as an “”April fool.””

The day is marked by committing hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends and neighbors