April Fool"s Day is traditionally a day to play practical jokes on others, send people on fool"s errands, and fool the unsuspecting. No one knows how this holiday began but it was thought to have originated in France.
The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in1582, in France. New Year"s was celebrated on March25and celebrations lasted until April1st. When New Year"s Day as changed from March25to January1st in the mid-1560"s by King Charles IX, there were some people who still celebrated it on April1st and those people were called April Fools.
Pranks performed on April Fool"s Day range from the simple, (such as saying, "Your shoe"s untied!), to the elaborate. Setting a roommate"s alarm clock back an hour is a common gag. The news media even gets involved. For instance, a British short film once shown on April Fool"s Day was a fairly detailed documentary about "spaghetti farmers" and how they harvest their crop from the spaghetti trees. Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, "April Fool!"
April Fool"s Day is a "for-fun-only" observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take their "significant other" out to eat in a fancy restaurant. Nobody gets off work or school. It"s simply a fun little holiday, but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant, for he may be the next April Fool!
Each country celebrates April Fool"s differently. In France, the April Fool"s is called "April Fish" (Poisson d"Avril). The French fool their friends by taping a paper fish to their friends" backs and when some discovers this trick, they yell "Poisson d"Avril!".
Today is Friday. It’s sunny. My aunt comes to my home with her dog, Nannan. Nannan is very active. She is from Boston. She is fat. Her fur is so soft. She has two big eyes, a black nose and a big mouth. Her teeth are very sharp. Her tongue is purple. Her paws are very sharp, too. She’s very pretty and easy-going.
I like Nannan, I do hope mum buys me that dog.
it was a sun day of the summer holiday. the weather was hot.
my little brother and i decided to go to the resrvoir to swim by bike. it took us half an hour when we got there, many people were swimming. the we dived into the water……
about an hour later, suddenly somebody called: “help! help!” we were surprised to see a boy struggling in the deep water. as quickly as possible. we swam towards him and pulled him to the shore. he lost his consciousness. we sent him to the nearest hospital at once luckily, he was saved.
in the end, we were worn out, but felt happy. that day was meaningful. we did a good deed!
I'm a student at Dongzhou Middle School. It is very big and beautiful. There are many classroom buildings and office buildings. Besides the buildings, there is a big playground. After school, there are lots of boys playing basketball on it. I think they are happy. There are a lot of flowers and trees in my school. They are beautiful. I like my school. In my school, I have many friends. All my friends are polite and helpful. My friends are all nice to me. They can make me happy. So I like playing with them.
The long-awaited Spring Festival comes, we put on new clothes, one family sat around the fire, eat a good have the dinner on New Year's Eve, cuttlefish stew, braised pork stomach side fish, chicken, celery and tofu cook the pig blood cake, fried spinach and so on...... Now I think I have all the water. We have to eat while watching the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, Zhang Weiguo's comic scripts to soldiers and we laughed imperceptibly utterly routed, 20xx bell rang, dense firecrackers resounded through the motherland, brilliant fireworks in the sky like a flower blooming, the vast night with daylight.
In the morning of the first day of the lunar year, I got up early to greet my grandparents. My grandparents gave me the lucky money that I was ready for, and I was lucky to have the lucky money. I would like to save the lucky money and reuse it when I want to use it. My father took me to my grandmother's house for a pay New Year's call four years ago, I saw a dog, it has a black hair, we call it "black", it has now grown into a big black dog, come see us far away wagging its tail to meet us. I took the "black" to the mountain, with brown leaves to make a fan and a whisk, "black" behind me like a loyal guard, when I left my grandma's house, it has been sent to us on the train, I was really a bit reluctant to leave it. I have a good time in the Spring Festival.