April Fool Day Celebration Across the World-April Fool Day Wishes-Quotes-Celebration Pictures

April 1st is celebrated universally across the world as April fool’s Day. In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Newspapers, radio and TV stations and Web sites have participated in the April 1 tradition of reporting outrageous fictional claims that have fooled their audiences. In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees; numerous viewers were fooled. In 1985, Sports Illustrated tricked many of its readers when it ran a made-up article about a rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a fastball over 168 miles per hour. In 1996, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant chain, duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 1998, after Burger King advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” scores of clueless customers requested the fake sandwich.Celebrations for April fool day are limited till noon time in few countries like UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa while in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands, and the U.S celebrations are carried through out the day.

India: In India though the April fool Day is not celebrated as the traditional festival but these days, is becoming popular and is mainly celebrated among youngsters and kids. People love to play jokes and then shout loudly as “April Fool”

Scotland: In Scotland, for example, April fool Day is observed for two days. The second day is meant for playing pranks involving the posterior region of the body and is also referred as Taily Day. The origin of the "kick me" sign can be traced to this observance.

France: In France, April fool day is called "Poisson d'Avril." French kids play a special game on this day. The object of the game is to tape a paper fish on someone's back without that person noticing. When the victim spots the fish taped to their back, the kids yell "Poisson d’Avril!" (April Fish!)

Belgium:  In Belgium, April 1st is meant for playing pranks on others but the phrase is said that one tries to bake April Fish on this day.
 
April Fool Day Wishes-Quotes 
  • Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.-Chinese proverb
  • I wish I could be on jury duty on April fool’s day.
  • If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.-Welsh Proverb
  • If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
  • I sometimes wonder if the manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.-Alan Coren
  • A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake
  • The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.-Thomas Shadwell
  • Making you believe you’re the father was the best prank I could have dreamed up.
  • I’m sorry you had to leave thanks to my April fool’s Day joke. 
  • Even the gods love jokes.-Plato
  • I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.-Jack Handey
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