Thursday, 2 April 2009
April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, the aim of which is to embarrass them.
Find out about the origins of this day.
Here's an example of a typical prank in the media