Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Apr 1st – Family Circus: April Fool’s Day

Happy April 1st everyone!

Today’s comic is Family Circus.

Comic Breakdown

“Is this a REAL snow or just an April Fool’s snow?” – Dolly to her brother P.J.

What is going on?

It is April 1st, spring time, and yet it is snowing like it is the middle of winter.   Snow in early spring is not uncommon in colder places.  However, snow in April is like a bad joke to many people.  Most people are upset or shocked when it does snow in April.

April Fool’s Day

April 1st is known as April Fool’s Day.  It is the tradition in many Western countries for people to play jokes and trick one another on this day.

The tradition of modern April Fool’s Day goes back to the 1700s.  It was originally known as All Fool’s Day.  Many cultures have celebrated a day similar to April Fool’s Day for centuries.

Today’s images are from here, here, here, and here.

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