April Fools – The Jokes on us?

Truth is historians are not even sure where this day of pranks actually came from. However, every April 1st we find ourselves pondering what pranks and jokes we can play on people. I learned my lesson a long time ago that pranks with my grandma and grandpa “ARE NOT FUNNY.” “No Rachel it’s not a funny joke that you got hitched in Vegas last night.” Also, Ketchup doesn’t even look like real blood (I mean a friend told me) and they also said you end up smelling like tomato sauce, which just makes me want to go to Carbone and eat spicy rig.

  1. Theory 1- “The Canterbury Tale’s”The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”, a story you probably read in high school, or used spark notes on. The tale is based on foolishness and the main characters are rooster and a fox. Yep, It’s a possibility we have a tradition to play jokes on others because of fictional animals.  It is also set on March 32nd maybe proofreading just was not a major priority back then. That or, Geoffrey Chaucer decided to play a joke on us since 1932. If so, someone should call Ripley’s Believe it or Not because that might be the most epic joke of all time.
  1. Theory 2: 1564 – France changed its calendar to the modern Gregorian version. So they moved the New Year celebration from the last week of March to January 1st. In this story those who still celebrated the end of the year on April 1st were laughed at for looking idiotic. I mean it’s not like they went on Evite, or bought NYE party tickets where the date was CLEARLY displayed. I bet those folks all had the same New Year’s resolution – Get a new calendar this year.

 

Published by rachsize

Hi I’m Rachel... Born and raised in New Jersey where I received my Master’s Degree in Communications, had my first job experiences, and realized my purpose in life was to help make a difference. In 2013, I moved to New York City where I had dreams of being in the fashion industry. I took a fashion PR workshop and reached out to a speaker I was inspired by for an internship. Elle Communications helped me discover my love for social good brands and fashion with purpose. For a year I was one of Diane von Furstenberg’s assistants which was an experience I will be forever grateful for. Working for a fashion legend I never learned so much in such a short period of time. It helped me grow both professionally and personally immensely. I lost my aunt to lung cancer six years ago and became involved with Free to Breathe a nonprofit organization with a mission to double lung cancer survival by 2022.  They wrote me the most beautiful letter about my involvement since 2011. I am now currently fundraising for this year’s walk and team captain to Deb’s Dreamers.  I have raised over $5000.00 for lung cancer research from 2011-2016. Another organization I feel strongly about is The Pajama Program. A non-profit that offers at-risk children books and pajamas so they can enjoy bedtime. I have been a volunteer reader giving me the opportunity to both read and see the process of when the children receive pajamas and get to take a book home of their choice. The program is amazing and I look forward to participating in the upcoming Pajama Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Continuously trying to find a way I can put my love for social good, fashion, and communications together to make the most impact.

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