A few fun puns for Fools Day.

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.

– Edgar Allan Poe

Any fool can make a rule
And any fool will mind it.

– Henry David Thoreau

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.

– Benjamin Franklin

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

– Mark Twain

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.

– Robert Frost

April Fools Becomes Tradition


April the first stands mark’d by custom’s rules,
A day for being, and for making fools: —
But, pray, what custom, or what rule supplies
A day for making, or for being — wise?

~ Rev. Samuel Bishop, 1796

April Fools’ Day is a yearly observance on the first of April during which pranks and silly behavior are socially sanctioned and merriment is supposed to reign. Customary practices range from simple practical jokes played on friends, family, and coworkers to elaborate media hoaxes concocted for mass consumption.

I’ve included just a few of the interesting summaries covering the uncertain history of the tradition.




April Fools’ Day: Origin and History

The uncertain origins of a foolish day

by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.