April 1st is April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a day of fun and laughter. April 1st is known for the famous holiday April Fool’s Day that is celebrated on April 1st. On April 1st you may see many special shopping days and discounts for April 1st in stores. You may want to go out and enjoy the springtime weather on this spring holiday. People will have April Fool’s Day parties to celebrate the holiday.

Fun, pranks and jokes are associated with the April Fool’s Day holiday. People may relate stories that seem odd or unlikely and then say April Fool because the story is not true. People may have “Hello? Hello? Happy April Fool’s Day!” messages that seem like they’re answering the phone on their answering machines. Hoaxes are also sometimes perpetrated by the media. One famous media hoax showed spaghetti farmers harvesting spaghetti from spaghetti trees in 1957. That hoax and other famous hoaxes are on the website MuseumOfHoaxes.com.

On April Fool’s Day people may wear funny hats or clothing. You may see funny t shirts or gag t shirts. You may also see someone wearing a squirting flower on their jacket. A rubber bulb is concealed in a pocket that squirts water from the flower when it’s squeezed. On April Fools’ Day many people know not to go near the squirting flowers, etc. but you also don’t really have a right to squirt somebody. You really may have to ask for permission.

Sure you want to laugh and have fun on April Fools’ Day and it is National Humor Month, but be cautious. On this holiday people should try to be responsible. While they may have to be careful not to be the victim of a prank themselves, they should also be more considerate of others. If someone is not sure of something on April 1st they may have to check it to see if it is an April Fool’s Day prank. A major concern about a prank is if it is safe and if the other person will approve of it.

Rather than fooling friends you can tell them jokes, give them gag gifts or you can go out to fun places. On April Fools’ Day you can venture out to a different place, some place unusual or interesting. You don’t have to play pranks on anyone. If you are going to try a prank SafePranks.net may be able to help you.

April 1st is also One Cent Day. “A penny for your thoughts” is a quotation that is sometimes used to start a conversation. Pennies are considered lucky. You may have heard the penny rhyme: “See a penny, pick it up, all the day, you’ll have good luck.” For a crafts project kids could make a lucky penny pin and wear it for good luck. For more luck kids can make a lucky penny pin with a penny made in the year they were born. Pennies and other coins are used in advertisements to indicate value. Lucky Penny Day is another penny holiday that is celebrated on May 23rd. You can find lucky penny jewelry, poems and cards online.