Happy April; happy Easter; happy April Fool’s.
There are few holidays that invite as much mischief and as much glee as April Fool’s Day.
In my mind, I have an ongoing list of my favorite pranks I’ve heard of, seen, or participated in. These pranks come from a long standing tradition. While scholars don't agree on the origin of this holiday (some say it comes from the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, wherein those still celebrating the new year on April 1 were thought to be fools; and some say it is the modern iteration of a Greco-Roman holiday called Hilaria), they all agree that the holiday has taken place for thousands of years.
This holiday has its beginnings in the West, and as such, draws up the western esoteric imagery of the Fool.