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April Fools Day
01-01 April
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April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day occurs annually on April 1.

The day is generally observed by playing a practical joke on a "victim" who soon becomes known as an April Fool. There's some uncertainty about when and where this­ bizarre tradition began, but the most accepted explanation traces April Fools' Day back to 16th century France. Up until 1564, the accepted calendar was the Julian calendar, which observed the beginning of the New Year around April.  A person who falls prey to the tricks in Scotland is called the April "gowk". The cuckoo is known as gowk in Scottish. In France, this day is referred to as "Poisson d'Avril". "Poisson d'Avril" stands for April Fish. As per tradition, the kids in France stick the paper fish to their friends’ backs and when someone gets to spot this, he or she would shout "Poisson d'Avril". This day is more popular with the youth of India including kids, college-goers and young professionals. The Indian kids usually point out to something which is not present at that point of time in that place to draw the attention of the victim. When the victim fails to realize the motive and start looking for the object, the trickster yells April Fool! The grown-ups also do these things but strictly with their close friends only.

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