Staff Writer, DL MullanHolidays / History
I'm sure you've gathered enough from the headline that it is an April Fool's Joke.
Jesus is not here. He was an ordinary man who wanted people to learn their own personal power. Until the Church messed it all up and took that power unto themselves to deceive people. Alas, no one would ever believe me, so I better stick to the jolly of the day.
So what is April Fool's Day?
It has different names in other parts of the world, but the idea of April Fool’s Day (also called All Fool’s Day) is essentially the same wherever you go, which is to try to trick someone with a good-natured prank before labeling them as a fool. You have to be careful, though, as in many parts of the world it is you who will become the fool if you don’t deliver that prank before noon.
Across the world, April Fool's Day is celebrated in unique fashion according to one's home country or culture:
In Scotland, for instance, April Fool's Day is devoted to spoofs involving the buttocks and as such is called Taily Day. The butts of these jokes are known as April 'Gowk', another name for cuckoo bird. The origins of the "Kick Me" sign can be traced back to the Scottish observance.
In England, jokes are played only in the morning. Fools are called 'gobs' or 'gobby' and the victim of a joke is called a 'noodle.' It was considered back luck to play a practical joke on someone after noon.
In Rome, the holiday is known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis, is on March 25 and is also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."
In Portugal, April Fool's Day falls on the Sunday and Monday before lent. In this celebration, many people throw flour at their friends.
The Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 in India. People play jokes on one another and smear colors on one another celebrating the arrival of Spring.
So give the gift that keeps on giving and play a joke on your friends and family today.
No, literally: today.
Source: HoliStory, April Fools,