April Fool’s Day is celebrated on the 1st April every year and is a day where people play light-hearted and silly jokes or hoaxes on each other (nothing malicious). It is well known in Europe and America mostly. Websites, newspapers and other media will publish nonsensical, joke stories on this day to trick readers – look out for names or details in the story which will indicate that things aren’t quite as they seem!
April Fool’s Day isn’t a public holiday. Just beware of what you read or what people tell you on April 1st!
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