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If you pride yourself on your jokes (żarty) and pranks (wybryki, figle) but you feel like your sense of humor (poczucie humoru) is not appreciated enough (and maybe even earned you a few good yellings), April Fools’ Day is a holiday that was just made for you. Being on the giving rather than on the receiving end of a practical joke certainly plays a part in how much you enjoy this holiday, but in any case, this is the only day in the year when you can be as childish (dziecinny) and sneaky (podstępny) as you want (and ask people ‘why so serious?’).
In addition to being a day of pranks, April Fools Day celebrations often involve dressing up in costumes (przebieranie się). The traditions and the customs are followed as same as other countries. It is a day full of jokes and fun for the people of Poland. They plan for huge hoax stories to fool the media, public institutions and government by fooling them until the situation gets more serious. People love to play pranks on their friends, relatives and also on strangers.
April Fools Day in Poland is largely a holiday for children, but adults also get in on the fun. In recent years, Polish media has also taken part in the April Fools Day celebrations.
Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)