April Fools' Day
annual celebration commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes
|Instance of||recurring event,|
|Location||United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, United States of America, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Galicia, Menorca, Austria, Switzerland|
|Start time||1564 (presumably)|
April Fools' Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humoured or otherwise funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.
An "April Fool" hoax in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001, featuring its new metro