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|April Fools' Day|
|April Fools' Day on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.April Fools' Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as "All Fools' Day", April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humoured or otherwise funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.— Excerpted from|
- Chapter 8 of Sketch of Connecticut, Forty Years Since, 1824 by Lydia Sigourney
- "He'll be 19 year old, come next April-fool-day; and I meant to a done well by Amariah, when he got to be of age, and give him a decent settin' out, and then hired him by the month, if so be that he was agreeable to 't, and pay him the money"
- Chapter 16 of The Land of Midian, 1879 by Richard Francis Burton
- "April Fools’ day was another that deserved to be marked with a white stone."
- A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent by Charles Dickens
- "I was married on All Fools' Day. Let them laugh that will. I won a good wife that day, and it was as sensible a day to me as ever I had."
- A Christmas Garland, 1912 by Max Beerbohm
- "The time will come when we shall dance round the Maypole every morning before breakfast--a meal at which hot-cross buns will be a standing dish--and shall make April fools of one another every day before noon. The profound significance of All Fool's Day--the glorious lesson that we are all fools--is too apt at present to be lost."
- Chapter 2 of Ambulance 464, 1918 by Julien H. Bryan "Midnight-In the abri at Post Two"
- “April-Fools' Day” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911.
- “April Fools' Day,” The New Student's Reference Work, Chicago: F.E. Compton and Co., 1914.