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A is for April Fool's Day & the A to Z Challenge

Everybody plays the fool on the first day of April. Or it may seem so. Look out for tricksters and self-proclaimed comedians on April Fool’s Day!

Although it may also be called All Fool's Day, April Fool's Day is a humor-directed holiday, celebrated each year on April 1st. Some have said this celebration of silliness may be traced to Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th Century classic work, "The Canterbury Tales."

The ancient Romans celebrated a festival called Hilaria in late March, a merry-making occasion to mark the appearance of spring. Could this have been linked to the hilarity of April Fool's Day?

Maybe and maybe not.

Check out this rowdy roundup of April Fool’s stories from a host of hilarious friends and witty writing colleagues.

Are you hankering for more history of April Fool’s Day tricks?

Watch out for telephone tricks on April Fool’s Day!

Occasionally, April Fool’s foibles require a few crafty preparations.

Of course, celebrities perennially play pranksters for April Fool’s fun.

Beware! April Fool’s games can backfire!

What’s your most remarkable April Fool’s Day memory?

OK, what follows is not an April Fool’s Day joke.

I’ve enrolled six blogs in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, which starts April 1st. I’m committed to publish daily posts for a month – with topics running from A to Z.

Are you following these blogs yet? Why not? How about visiting these blogs throughout the month of April and leaving comments to keep me going? Include links to your own A to Z posts, so my readers can find your entries too.

Last year's A to Z post: Aretha and April Fools
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  1. The first year I did the Challenge some people were suspicious that I was playing an April Fools joke and April Fools was my topic this you. Now nobody thinks we're kidding.
    Good way to start your Challenge. Have fun!

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  2. Hello, Fellow Challenger, from #424-Rockin'Chair Reflections! Aha! We meet, again. Good for you. I don't have the courage or the stamina to enroll more than one blog.

  3. And to think that my big April Fools joke every year was to put salt in the sugar pot. My dad was always a great sport and pretended to get fooled.

    I'm here to say hi and welcome you to the Challenge!




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