Every year on April 1st, the internet is flooded with memes and jokes and you can find people pranking their friends. Well, the tradition of April Fool Day allegedly started off like that back in April 1, 1700, when English pranksters popularized the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.
Although the day, also popularly called ‘All Fools’ Day,’ has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins still remain a mystery.
However, this year people are celebrating #AprilCool Day instead of #AprilFool days by planting a sapling. This campaign is now being widely shared on social media to spread awareness about climate change. Netizens are sharing pictures of planting a sapling on April Cool Day. Even communities across the country are coming together to plant saplings and make the summers cool.
Taking a step towards environmental protection on the occasion of April Fools’ Day, Bollywood star Juhi Chawla also urged people to plant a tree and make the month ‘April Cool’, instead of ‘April Fool’.
Climate change is no prank, so instead of April Fool pranks, let us all be a part of the April Cool campaign and make our planet cool.