April 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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On April 1, better known as April Fools Day. The day when companies large and small ...
Sachin has sent an SMS " I want to retire soon " Dhoni immediately forwarded the sms to all his friends then a second sms popped up in Dhoni's mobile " Happy April Fools day" ha ha.
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It wasn't until the early 19th century when April Fools Day caught on in America, although it had existed for centuries in other parts of the world.
April Fools Day is observed throughout the Western world by sending someone on a fools errand, looking for things that dont exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.