On April Fool's day in England, people can play tricks on their relatives and friends. For example, children can rush to tell their parents, "there's a fire in the kitchen!" Or "there's a snake in my bed!" If their parents rush to rescue without thinking, they will become "April Fool".
On this day, not only do children make such jokes, but even British TV, radio and newspapers sometimes devise elaborate tricks to deceive audiences and readers. For example, a British Daily newspaper published an "exclusive news" photo of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher kissing Soviet leader Gorbachev on a bench in the park.
Another time the radio made an excellent joke. In some parts of the UK, gravity has weakened due to strange geological phenomena, a technology reporter reported. He asked his listeners to jump up and down. If they jumped higher than usual, they would call the BBC. The broadcasting company received hundreds of calls. A man even said that he was lighter, so light that he could float around the ceiling. It wasn't until 12 noon that the broadcaster politely told the audience that it was all April Fool's Day fun.
Moreover, in order to fool people, Branson, the boss of British Atlantic Airlines, has made a big box with bright silver and a big balloon with flashing light. With the sun's light, he looks like an alien flying saucer in the air. The flying saucer hovered for a while and landed slowly. People ran towards the direction of the flying saucer landing, only to see the flying saucer slowly open, came out is not the alien, but the big boss Branson. People began to be stunned, and then all burst out laughing because they were fooled.
Although April Fool's Day is a traditional British program, it can sometimes hurt foreigners, especially the jokes made by some academic magazines, which are always serious and serious, are widely spread, making foreigners believe it.
In order to avoid the bad consequences of April Fool's Day joke, the British government has imposed certain restrictions on it. For example, we should not take pleasure in kings and religions. It is not allowed to fool the police, the fire brigade and the first aid station, or they will be punished according to the seriousness of the case. As for the origin of April Fool's day, some scholars think that April Fool's Day is similar to the frolic festival in Rome (March 25) in India. Because these festivals are around the spring equinox. In this season, the weather is changeable and unpredictable. Nature is joking with people. Influenced by it, people also understand that April Fool's Day is gradually formed. This custom has been used in some European countries for hundreds of years, especially in Britain.