April Fool’s Day facts & history of Hunt the Gowk Day

April Fool’s Day facts & history of Hunt the Gowk Day

Kolkata : India | Mar 31, 2010 at 3:17 PM PDT
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April Fool's Day has come and now its time to enjoy the day by cracking pranks & jokes on each others. There are some interesting April Fool's Day facts which not many are aware of.

Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, and the U.S., the jokes last all day.

In Scotland, April Fools' Day is traditionally called Hunt-the-Gowk Day ("gowk" is Scots for a cuckoo or a foolish person), although this name has fallen into disuse. The traditional prank is to ask someone to deliver a sealed message requesting help of some sort. In fact, the message reads "Dinna laugh, dinna smile. Hunt the gowk another mile". The recipient, upon reading it, will explain he can only help if he first contacts another person, and sends the victim to this person with an identical message, with the same result. Also Scotland has 2 whole days for pranks, April 1 and April 2.

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