April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day is a day to play jokes on others, No one knows how this holiday began but people think it first started in France.
In the 16 th century, people celebrated New Year's Day from March 25 to April 1. In the mid—1560s King Charles IX changed it from March 25 to January 1. But some people still celebrated in on April 1, so others called them April Fools.
Each country celebrates April Fools' Day differently. In France, people call the April Fools “April Fish”. They tape a paper fish to their friends' backs to fool them. When he or she finds this , they shout “April Fish!”
In England, people play jokes only in the morning. You are a “noodle”沈阳哪治疗癫痫病好 if someone fools you. In Scotland, April Fools' Day is 48 hours long. They call an April Fool “April Gowk”. Gowk is another name for a cuckoo bird.
In the America, people play small jokes on their friends and any other people on the first of Aprol. They may point down to your shoe and say, “ Your shoelace is untied.” If you believe them and look down to see, you are an April Fool then.
1.what's the longest word in the world?世界上最长的单词是什么?
答：smiles. because there's a mile between the letter 's'.微笑。因为两个字母s中间隔了一里。
2.what question is that to which you must always answer "yes"? 什么问题你只能回答“yes”?
答："what does y-e-s spell?" (当别人问你)“yes”怎么拼?
3.where were you when the power was cut off? 当停电的时候你在哪?
答：in the darkness. 在黑暗中
答：when their masters go to the flea market.(主人去跳蚤市场时。flea 跳蚤 flea market 旧货市场 )
4.what question can never be answered by “yes”? (哪个问题永远不能回答“是的”?)
答：are you aslee泰安治疗癫痫疾病专科医院p? (你睡着了吗)
5.what tree is always very sad? (那种树总是很伤心?)
答：weeping willow. (垂柳 weep哭泣 willow柳树)
6.why are people tired on april fool's day? (愚人节人们为什么疲倦?)
答：because they have just had a long march. ( 因为他们刚过了长长的三月。march 三月;行军)
7.what weather do mice and rats fear? (老鼠害怕什么天气?)
答：when it's raining cats and dogs.(下大雨。rain cats and dogs 下大雨 )
Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.
April fool：愚人节时受愚弄的人，中文多译作“四月傻瓜”。没有人能够在日历上准确地标出第一个愚人节的位置，即“没有人知道第一个愚人节是什么时候开始的。”pinpoint：精确地确定......的位置(性质、原因等)，确认。有些人认为它可能是同时从几种文化演变而来的，源自与春季第一天有关的庆祝活动。s贵州治疗癫娴病专业医院 怎么样ort of:(口)近似，有那么点儿。
The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to (4)that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1(5).
查理九世在位期间进行了历法改革，引进了阳历，并且把新年第一天移至1月1日。Charlex IX：查理九世，法兰西国王[1560-1574];Gregorian Calendar：格列高利历，即目前全世界通用的阳历。
However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years(6). Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1(7). These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes(8).
This harassment evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank-playing on the first day of April(9). The tradition eventually spread to England and Scotland in the eighteenth century. It was later introduced to the American colonies of both the English and French. April Fool's Day thus developed into an international fun feast(10), so to speak, with different nationalities specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their friends and families.