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April Fools' Day

n.
April 1, celebrated in various countries, including the United States and Great Britain, and marked by the playing of practical jokes. Also called All Fools' Day.
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A′pril Fools'′ Day`


n.
April 1, when jokes or tricks are traditionally played on the unsuspecting.
[1825–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.April Fools' Day - the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokesApril Fools' day - the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
Apr, April - the month following March and preceding May
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Translations

April Fools’ Day

nder erste April
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April Fools' Day

يَوْم كِذْبَة إِبْريل apríl 1. april erster April Πρωταπριλιά día de los Santos Inocentes aprillipäivä 1er avril prvi travnja pesce di aprile エープリルフールの日 만우절 één april første april prima aprilis dia da mentira, Dia das Mentiras День смеха första april วันที่เล่นแกล้งกันหรือล้อเลียน 1 Nisan Şakası Ngày Cá tháng Tư 愚人节
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CUTLINE: This illustration by artist Thomas Nast is captioned "All Fool's Day" and features several images of April Fools' Day pranks.
The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX.
Peter's finger--made out of chicken bones), eventually turning into outright paganism: the Merry Men invade the baron's castle on All Fool's Day, with Tuck as Lord of Misrule and everyone else costumed as animals, spirits, shamans, trees.