What and Who are we celebrating today, April 1st?

WHAT? (List of international events and festivals)

1) April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is an informal holiday celebrated in various countries on April 1st. April Fool’s Day is the one day of the year when it’s socially acceptable to act mischievous and make your friends and family question their sanity. Whether you’re a mastermind prankster who’s been plotting for months or just a casual jester who enjoys a good verbal joke, this day is all about having fun and making people laugh.

So go ahead, break out the whoopee cushions, the fake dog poop, and the classic “kick me” sign. Just be sure to yell “April Fools!” before your victim has a chance to retaliate. And remember, if you’re not laughing, you’re not doing it right!

While the origins of the holiday are unclear, it is believed to have originated in Europe during the Middle Ages. Despite its informal nature, many people look forward to celebrating April Fool’s Day each year.

 Activities you can do to celebrate this day:

  • Prank your friends or family: You can play harmless pranks on your friends and family such as putting a fake spider in their lunchbox or making them believe that their car has been stolen.
  • Create a fake news story: You can create a fake news story and share it on social media or email it to your friends. Make sure the story is outrageous enough to be funny but not harmful or offensive.
  • Host a prank party: You can invite your friends over for a prank party and have everyone come up with their pranks. You can also have a contest to see who can come up with the funniest prank.
  • Play a game of “Two Truths and a Lie”: You can play the game of “Two Truths and a Lie” but instead of telling the truth, you can make up outrageous lies and see if your friends can tell which one is the lie.

2) Edible Book Day

Edible Book Day, also known as National Edible Book Festival, is an international event where edible books are created, presented, photographed, and consumed.

Edible Book Day is the perfect excuse to eat your words! It’s a day where you can have your cake and read it too. If you’re a book lover with a sweet tooth, this holiday is for you. Just be careful not to get any frosting on the pages, or you might accidentally eat the ending! So, let’s book it to the kitchen and start cooking up some delicious literature. Happy Edible Book Day, where the words are delicious and the puns are well-done!

Origin- Edible Book Day, which originated on April 1, 1755, was inspired by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer who had a passion for culinary arts. In 1825, he published “The Physiology of Taste,” which became the bible of gastronomes. Fast-forward to 2000, when Judith Holmberg came up with the idea of edible books during Thanksgiving dinner with book artists. This idea soon became an international event.

Activities you can do to celebrate this day:

  • Attend an edible book event
  • Create your edible book

3) International Fun at Work Day

International Fun at Work Day on April 1 is a great opportunity to inject some excitement into the workplace and prevent burnout from the daily grind. It’s a chance to have fun while still getting work done. Plus, it coincides with April Fools’ Day, so you can get even more creative with your pranks and jokes.

The first International Fun at Work Day was celebrated back in 1996 by a company called Playfair. Playfair’s owners, who were running a business of bringing fun to academic induction ceremonies, believed that employees having a fun and relaxed environment are more productive and effective in their assignments as compared to employees who have a rigid workplace.

Activities you can do to celebrate this day:

  • Enjoy a meal with your colleagues.
  • Play interactive fun games.

4) National Greeting Card Day

A perfect day to send a card to someone you care about. It’s like a tiny piece of happiness that arrives in the mail, reminding them that they’re not alone in this crazy world. Plus, who doesn’t love getting a card with a funny pun or a cute animal on it? It’s like getting a surprise hug, but without awkward physical contact. So, let’s all grab our pens and get to writing some cheesy jokes and heartfelt messages to make our loved ones smile on this special day!

Origin- The tradition of exchanging greeting cards has been around for centuries, starting with the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. Europeans began trading handmade paper cards, and by the mid-15th century, Valentine’s Day cards were popular. The greeting card evolved from an expensive handmade gift to a more economical means of communication Today, greeting cards come in various styles, from electronic to musical. 

Activities you can do today:

You can either choose to gift, create or share an E-greeting card with your near and dear people. We at 123Greetings have been in the human expression domain since 1997. Our website has over 42,000 e-cards for every occasion. So head over to our website and share an e-cards for free!

5) International Pillow Fight Day

Get ready to fluff your pillows and fight a soft war! International Pillow Fight Day happens every first Saturday in April and is celebrated all over the world. From Hong Kong to Seattle to Texas to London, people gather to engage in a fluffy battle. It’s free, family-friendly, and even supports a good cause, with pillow sales going to help the homeless. So come join the fun, whether you want to join in the fight or watch from the sidelines!

Pillow fights have become incredibly popular thanks to modern technology and a desire for fun and bizarre activities.

Pillow Fight Clubs were inspired by the film “Fight Club” and have spread all over the world. This led to the establishment of World International Pillow Fight Day in 2008, which is observed annually by people all over the world as a way to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and have fun. The event involves people gathering in various locations around the world to participate in pillow fights or watch from the sidelines.

Activities you can do today:

Come on, Join the Pillow fight club and take a Swing!

6) St. Stupid Day

St. Stupid Day in San Francisco on April 1 is a day to embrace foolishness and let loose with the famous Fool’s Day Parade. People come together in silly costumes for the silliest walk of all. So, let’s ditch our serious selves and embrace the spirit of the day by acting as foolishly as possible!

Origin- St. Stupid Day was created in 1979 by Bishop Joey of the First Church of the Last Laughter, who believed that stupidity unites us all. So, on April 1, people gather in San Francisco to embrace their inner fools and join the St. Stupid Day Parade. It’s the perfect excuse to wear silly outfits and shout stupid slogans without anyone judging you. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Activities you can do today:

Visit San Francisco during the parade!

WHO? (Famous Birthdays on April 1st )

Also, if you’re curious about what makes a person born today unique, or if you’re looking to better understand the people around you, stay tuned – we’re about to unlock the mysteries of personality traits!

Here are five brief personality traits commonly associated with people born on April 1st !

  • Competitive – They enjoy a challenge and thrive on competition, whether it’s in sports, business, or other areas of life. I
  • Independent -They prefer to do things on their own and don’t like to be tied down by rules or restrictions.
  • Optimistic – April-born individuals are generally optimistic and have a positive outlook on life.
  • Ambitious-They have a strong desire to succeed and will work hard to achieve their goals…
  • Assertive – April-born individuals are assertive and confident in their interactions with others.
  • Adventurous: Aries people love adventure and taking risks, and those born on April 1st are no exception. They enjoy trying new things and exploring new places.
  • Impulsive -Aries people can be impulsive and act without thinking things through, and those born on April 1st are no different. They can make decisions quickly and sometimes take risks without considering the consequences.

If someone you know has their birthday today then don’t forget to send them your best wishes and let them know they’re in good company, and celebrate your birthday with this traditional classic birthday music. Click on this to check out birthday messages for your loved ones.

Also, make sure to check out our variety of free birthday e-cards to add a personal touch to your greetings!

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