I don’t get April Fools. It’s a variation on practical jokes that I also don’t get. But stupider – because of course we all get that its April 1st. so….
I don’t think I have ever laughed at the implausible, the elaborate, the stupid, the mean or the subtle lies that get told in the name of “good humor”.
I’m not sure what its point is. Indeed, no one is even sure how we started doing this particular tradition. Scholars speculate, but no one seems quite sure.
I suppose it’s good in that it’s participatory and it reinforces those group bonds we have when we all agree that this is a thing we do at a particular time. But I find it particularly pointless.
Its only agreeable trait is that it doesn’t appear to be commercialized the way so many of our holidays are. It truly is a non-money making celebration. If celebration is what you would call a world wide day of tricking people.
Anyway. Enjoy the day. I guess.