пятница, 1 апреля 2011 г.

День смеха

On the first day of April all people laugh and make jokes. About the origin of this holiday I have a post in this blog. You can easily find it in the topic "Holidays". One more joke about this day.
King Philip the Gracious and His Jester
King Philip the Gracious, in the year 1466, made a bet with his court jester: the jester would earn a bag full of gold if he managed to fool the King on 1 April. Otherwise he would lose his head. Philip, clever as he was, met with his jester the day before 1 April and got him drunk. When the jester came back to his senses, he found himself sentenced to death, already on the scaffold, with the executioner's sword already raised. What the jester didn't know was that the whole thing was an April Fool's trick played on him, the sword wasn't a sharp one and there was a hog's bladder attached to his neck, filled with blood. The sword was swung, blood poured all over the place. However, the jester didn't move an inch. King Philip, surprised and distraught, and convinced that his ruse had horribly back-fired and that Jester was actually maimed, went to over to recover the jester's remains, whereupon the jester suddenly lifted up his head and requested his bag of gold!

4 комментария:

  1. It is very interesting information! I think this holiday is very funny)I like make fun on my friend in this day) Oksana

  2. Happy April Fool's Day is my favourite holiday.There is such tradition with my friends.We should make fun all.It is very cool)))I wish you have to fun in this day))Best wishes,Veronika

  3. Many people celebrate this wonderful holiday. This festival appeared in Russia in the 17th century. I always joke and laugh in this day. I watch funny TV programmes too. All my problems dissapear on 1st April)) Anna Serikova.

  4. Day of the fool the most amusing holiday. This day the people laugh more than for all year. After many centuries the people for it of day have thought up many draws. And some of draws were so ridiculous that the people laughed before loss of pulse. I consider(count) it a holiday as best, certainly after New Year. Victor Khaustov