英会話・英語 アミック Happy April Fools’ Day!
Happy April Fools’ Day!
April Fools’ Day is a holiday celebrated on April 1st, when people like to play practical jokes on their friends and family, and many companies or news agencies present funny stories. For example, Pokemon Go was originally an April Fools’ Day prank from Google in 2014. This year, there have already been some great pranks pulled by major companies. Amazon produced a commercial featuring Petlexa, an Amazon Echo for your pets. Google Japan has even produced a fun fake commercial for bubble-wrap keyboards!
April Fools’ Day is celebrated all over the world, but it was only recently that I learned about one of the major differences in how it is celebrated. In the US, the holiday lasts the entire day. You can never be safe from a prank until April 2nd! But in the UK, April Fools’ Day only lasts until noon on April 1st. Anyone trying to play a joke after noon becomes the fool!
How is April Fools’ Day celebrated in Japan? Have you seen any funny pranks?