April Fools in Indonesia and Bangladesh

April 1st is April Fools Day which means that in the US, France and elsewhere around the world, people will be playing pranks on each other. 

I was pleased and surprised to learn that it’s also celebrated in Indonesia and Bangladesh! 

Linda N. wrote from Indonesia…

"The same in Indonesia, we call it April Mop. Many people lie & make a fool of others (•̃-̮•̃)"

Purabi wrote from Bangladesh…

Actually ‘APRIL FOOLS DAY’ is observed globally now. I remember, in my childhood i was fooled many times by friends on this day! We also befooled many! It was seen that sometimes fun turned out to be serious issues!

To learn more about April Fools Day, check out these links…

If you would like to share info about April Fools in your country, feel free to comment below.

And remember to be on your guard… Someone’s gonna try and fool you!

Mama Lisa

PS Thanks for sharing Linda and Purabi.

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2 Responses to “April Fools in Indonesia and Bangladesh”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Ernestine Shargool wrote: “In Italy it’s called ‘Pesce d’Aprile’ (April Fish)… I’ve just read that it was imported into Genoa, a port in Italy, from France between 1840-60.” :-)


    When asked about April Fools in Japan, Ayako wrote that it’s not so popular.

  2. Lisa Says:

    I asked Ernestine if people play tricks on others in England for April Fools Day and she wrote:

    Oh yes, plenty… and the BBC and newspapers play jokes on their listeners and readers:


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