April Fools' Day 2017

When is April Fools' Day 2017?

April Fools' Day 2017 is on Saturday, April 1, 2017 (in 6 days).  2017 Calendar

What is April Fools' Day?

An April Fools Day joke making fun of Copenhagen's new subway.An April Fools Day joke making fun of Copenhagen's new subway, suggesting a train had broken through the surface in front of the town hall.
April Fools' Day, also known as All Fools' Day, is observed every year on the first day of April by playing harmless pranks on unsuspecting recipients and spreading hoaxes. The pranks as well as the victims themselves are called April fools. Shouting "April Fool" at the victim of the joke usually serves as the resolution of the prank. Many newspapers, radio and TV stations and other media outlets take part in the tradition by publishing practical jokes, mostly spectacular stories, narratives or information. They contain subtle clues that the story is a hoax and are usually resolved the next day. It is a generally accepted custom that the pranks should not be harmful and have to cease by noon. The tradition of All Fools' Day exists in North America as well as in most European countries. April Fools' Day is not a public holiday in any country where it is practiced and there are no vacations from work or school.

In one of the most famous April Fools' Day jokes, broadcast on the BBC current affairs program Panorama on April 1, 1957, farmers were shown picking spaghetti from "spaghetti trees" during the spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. The BBC subsequently received a number of inquiries about the program from people requesting further information about spaghetti cultivation and how to grow spaghetti trees.

Very detailed accounts of the historical background of April Fools' Day can be found here: All Fools' Day and The Origin of April Fool's Day.

When is April Fools' Day 2018?

April Fools' Day 2018 is on Sunday, April 1, 2018 (in 371 days).  2018 Calendar

Dates for April Fools' Day from 2010 to 2025

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When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
April Fools' Day 2010      April 1, 2010      Thursday      2551 days ago
April Fools' Day 2011      April 1, 2011      Friday      2186 days ago
April Fools' Day 2012      April 1, 2012      Sunday      1820 days ago
April Fools' Day 2013      April 1, 2013      Monday      1455 days ago
April Fools' Day 2014      April 1, 2014      Tuesday      1090 days ago
April Fools' Day 2015      April 1, 2015      Wednesday      725 days ago
April Fools' Day 2016      April 1, 2016      Friday      359 days ago
April Fools' Day 2017      April 1, 2017      Saturday      in 6 days
April Fools' Day 2018      April 1, 2018      Sunday      in 371 days
April Fools' Day 2019      April 1, 2019      Monday      in 736 days
April Fools' Day 2020      April 1, 2020      Wednesday      in 1102 days
April Fools' Day 2021      April 1, 2021      Thursday      in 1467 days
April Fools' Day 2022      April 1, 2022      Friday      in 1832 days
April Fools' Day 2023      April 1, 2023      Saturday      in 2197 days
April Fools' Day 2024      April 1, 2024      Monday      in 2563 days
April Fools' Day 2025      April 1, 2025      Tuesday      in 2928 days
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