I’ll bet most of you don’t have a clue how April Fool’s Day started.
It used to be New Years Day and became the new tradition “April Fool’s Day” in France in the 1500’s.
The custom of playing practical jokes on this day originated with the reform of the calendar when “New Year’s Day” was moved from April 1 to January 1. Those who clung to the old “New Year’s Day” were scoffed at as ‘fools’ and sent fake party invitations and prank gifts.
I think I’ll leave April Fool’s Day to the pro’s below. Don’t forget to take the John Oliver pledge!
Take the John Oliver April Fool’s Day pledge. Do it!
Every year on April 1st at noon, a foolish throng gathers next to the San Francisco ferry building for a pilgrimage. There Bishop Joey of the First Church of the Last Laugh leads a parade throughout the Financial District to the temples of wealth for a humorous exorcism honoring the patron saint of stupidity Saint Stupid.