April Fool’s Day is the time to unleash your fun side and embarrass people with some humorous pranks. It can be defined as one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Some see it as a celebration to mark the change of weather, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
However, its origins are uncertain. To make this day more interesting, here are 10 amazing and interesting facts about it that you should know.
In 2009, Expedia-a travel site offered exclusive flight tickets to Mars. The mentioned on their website “Flights to Mars from only 99, Happy April Fools 2009 – That’s right! Expedia has dropped all booking fees, including fees on flights to Mars. Right now you can save over $3 trillion on a Mars vacation—and in this economy.”
In certain areas of Belgium, children mark this day by locking out their parents and teachers and only let them in once they agree to give them a sweet sin return.
In 1945, when authorities issued a weather warning about expected Tsunami at Pacific Island on April 1st, people ignored it thinking it was an April fools hoax. This caused loss of several lives.
Iranians celebrate April 1st as Sizdah Be-dar. It’s their own Persian version of the Fool’s Day.
According to Australian guidelines, Fools day pranks and jokes should not last past noon.
In 1980 as a hoax the BBC reported that the iconic Big Ben watches will undergo a drastic transformation and will go digital!
Big brands like Wrigley’s chewing gum (1891) and Apple Inc (1976) were founded on April 1st only.
Since the early 16th century, French children have celebrated “poisson d’Avril” (April fish) on April 1 by sticking fish pictures on people’s backs.
Ancient Rome celebrated, April 1st as the date of the festival of Veneralia, praising the goddess Venus.