THE HISTORY OF APRIL FOOLS DAYThere is no set date of when April Fools Day first started – but in the 16th century the 1st of April was the first day of spring and often considered the start of the New Year. When the calendar was developed New Year celebrations were moved to January 1st but some obstinate people still celebrated on April 1st. These people were thought to be silly because it wasn’t the correct date. They were said to be “fools” and pranks were played on them.
APRIL FOOLS IN SUNSET COVE
There are always jokers in society and Sunset Cove is no different. The biggest prankster in Sunset Cove is believe it or not – Coach Shane. Although he loves himself to bits he can’t resist playing jokes on other people.
Coach Shane’s Mum was wearing her best white shirt one April Fools Day – Coach Shane sprayed ink all over it! Lucky it was invisible ink and was gone within a few seconds.
He’s also placed fake spiders in Violet Profusions draw – told Vita that she had won the lottery and pretended he was dead!
In Sunset Cove everyone surfs. There are nuns that surf and grandmothers that surf. One year in Sunset Cove the local radio station put out an urgent news bulletin telling everyone that surfing had been banned in Sunset Cove until further notice. Everyone was flabergasted! They later retracted the statement reminding everyone they’d been “April Fooled”.
Some people don’t take “fools” very well. Sophie had a prank played on her one year and the boy who did it never forgot. Sophie was so enraged that she sent her poltergeist to teach him a lesson. He ended up suspended by his underwear on the school roof. Sophie didn’t keep him there for long and he apologised.
So remember, April Fools Day is a great day to play harmless pranks but make sure the person can take a joke.