Russian VS British Fools’ Days

Yes, this is the 1st of April, the Fools’ Day. Congrats. I wanted to compare the traditions of making jokes in Britain and Russia. Listen, I failed. Instead, I’ll tell you how I failed and what was found instead. Right. I decided to find out if there are any traditions in our two peoples. When I was sending questions to my friends I was keeping in mind that some jokes are universal. Like, we say ‘Your knees are dirty from behind.’ But, soon, the answers started coming from people. A photoshopped image of Misha Mavashi from Russia where he poses on a photo with a question in Russian: First, Russians: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Vologda, Novosibirsk. Life is difficult there: Ivan: «У нас как-то все замороченные кто чем. Работа, дети, проблемы разные… Груз забот накапливается и не дает отвлечься». Maria: «тут я не помощник, потому что ни я, ни мое окружение не воспринимаем этот день как какой-то особенный для веселья. Не припоминаю, чтоб надо мной подшучивали, и я особо не прикалывалась.» Vasiliy: “Сергей, с завтрашнего дня готов продолжать обучение”. Alexey: “Ну, как – говоришь с серьезным лицом – У тебя вся спина белая, где измазался? И смотришь, как человек начинает вертеться, искать, снимает пиджак и т.д. 🙂 Классика, на каждое 1-е апреля все попадаются, даже те, кто сам год назад так подкалывал) Главное, с утра зарядить, пока еще не начеку все)))”. Maxim: “Hi! Tried to collect them, but there weren’t. That seems to me we are boring.” Now, the British friends here: John: “The back on your knees are dirty”. “Is your nose runnin? You should go catch it.” Michael: “There are stories in the press every year. Which are fake. That is one of our traditions. Search “spaghetti trees”. This is the original one. We don’t play any specific jokes on each other. People play their own ones I imagine, but I don’t know what they are. They could be anything.” All in all, my searches showed that in general Russians live a rather serious way of living. On the other hand, British still stick to their traditions. If you know about any traditions on the Fools’ Day, please, post them in the comments below. P.S. To other people whose replies aren’t here: thank you and, please, have one free lesson.

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