Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"BE CAREFUL with whatever you do today; someone might very well be playing a trick on you!

Today is April 1, commonly known as All Fools' Day, and while there are no specific traditions associated with the day here in Barbados, it has become the norm for people to fall prey to a few pranks.

These tricks usually involve prank calls, silly jokes, being sent on false errands and leading people into believing that their shoelaces are undone or that something is on their face. Whatever the prank, the trickster invariably yells "April Fool!".

Research has shown that there is no first April Fool's Day that can be pinpointed on the calendar, but it is believed the day evolved in different cultures around the world, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.

The All Fools' Day tradition is believed to have started in 1582 in France. Due to a change in the calendar under Charles IX, when the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, New Year's Day was moved from April 1 to January 1.

According to one account, news of this change travelled by foot and many people did not receive the news for several years.

Some of those who got the information refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1.

Those people were listed as "fools" by the general populace and were subject to ridicule and often sent on "fools' errands", or were
made the brunt of practical jokes.

The tradition spread to England and Scotland in the 18th century and later to American colonies of the English and French.

It is celebrated for two days in Scotland, with the second day devoted to pranks involving the posterior region of the body. It is called the
Taily Day. The origin of the "kick me" sign can be traced to this observance.

Over in Mexico, April Fool's Day is actually observed on December 28. What was originally a day to remember children slaughtered by King Herod, evolved into a lighter commemoration involving pranks and trickery."

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Im so proud to say that,
err, err,
I NEVER got PRANKED today.
Even a simple one but I NEVER babe.
There was an Education Fair in my school,
coped some info from there,
and guess what,
I have the kind of plan to go for
Bellerbys College in Brighton campus
after my SPM mostly,
never wanna stay longer here
as for no reasons for NOT leaving.
my dad's gonna be like,
u know.
7 times exp than here babe.
Another choice's to Canada,
either Ottawa or Vancouver.
Uncle's in Vancouver,
Dad,aunt,uncle all graduated there,
they hope I could follow them too.
Rocky mountain babe!
Continue these next time aight.

So it was 31st yesterday rite?
For the day,
I'll crave for Baskins Robin!
31st percent off every 31st, worth rite?
But I have 20 percent of on Hagen Dazs EACH time.
So you see, which is more worth it?
Never mind,
someone got me the Baskins ice cream,
Polar Mint,Praline n Creams.
Both my all times preference.

HAPPY April FOOLS people.
APRIL reminds me that
I'll be 1 year older by end of the month.
Oh, haha.

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