Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration and Great Giveaways!

Are you  an April Fool?

A little fun background info:

In Scotland, where the tradition is celebrated over the course of forty-eight hours, April Fool's Day is also known as "April Gowk," "Gowkie Day" or "Hunt the Gowk." "Gowk" is Scottish for "cuckoo" (an emblem of simpletons) and thus, a "gowk" is the butt of any practical joke. The second day of the Scottish April Fool's custom is devoted exclusively to pranks involving the posterior region of the body. This is known as "Taily Day" and the origin of the ever-popular "Kick Me" sign is likely traceable to this observance. The same custom takes place in the Orkney Isles (located just off the Scottish Mainland), where this area's "Tailing Day" is also celebrated on April 2.

In England, jokes are played only in the morning. Fools are called 'gobs' or 'gobby' and the victim of a joke is called a 'noodle.' It was considered bad luck to play a practical joke on someone after noon.

In Rome, the holiday is known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis, is on March 25 and is also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."

In Portugal, April Fool's Day falls on the Sunday and Monday before lent. In this celebration, many people throw flour at their friends.

The Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 in India. People play jokes on one another and smear colors on one another celebrating the arrival of Spring.

In Mexico, April Fool's Day is observed on December 28. Originally a sad remembrance of the slaughter of the Innocents by King Herod, it eventually evolved into a much lighter commemoration involving pranks and trickery.

Especially for my fellow New Yorkers, Read up on the NEW YORK CITY'S 25th ANNUAL APRIL FOOLS' DAY PARADE, "Up, Up and Away!" HERE

Share what shenanigans, hijinx, pranks and tom-foolery you have planned. What is the best prank someone ever pulled on you or that you pulled?

Todays Words of Inspiration: Enjoy today's mischievious energy! Keep it all in good fun!

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ENDS TONIGHT ALERT: Don't forget to enter our Becca Jewel Dust Giveaway! There will be 3 Winners! This giveaway ends tonight, Thursday, April 01,  2010 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) and no, this is not an April Fools Prank, this giveaway really does end tonight, so get your entries in NOW!!

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