April Fools' Day
annual celebration commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes
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.
A ticket to "Washing the Lions" in London from 1857. This traditional April Fools prank is first recorded in 1698
An "April Fool" hoax in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001, featuring its new metro