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Many countries have their own equivalent of April Fool’s Day. Let’s look at how April Fool’s Day is translated into different languages:

In Italian, it is an “April fish”: Pesce d’aprile!

In Turkish, it is ”1 Nisan!”, meaning “April 1″ .

In Russian, it is usually called Первое апреля / Pervoe aprelya (1st April). But it can also be called День дураков / Den’ durakov, i.e. Fools’ Day.

In German, they say “1. April” (= erster April).

In Spain, they celebrate it on December 28th, and they call it “Dia de los Santos Inocentes”, that is ¨Innocents´day¨.

In Polish they say: Prima aprilis ! ( It’s Latin ) They also add: Uważaj , bo się pomylisz! ( it rhymes ) Be careful otherwise you will make a mistake !

In Finnish, it is Aprillipäivä.

In Portuguese, it is 1º de Abril, dia dos bobos (April 1st, fools’ day). Also Dia das mentiras and Dia das petas, “day of the lies”.

In French: (le) 1er (premier) avril.

In Vietnamese: Ngày Cá tháng Tư / April’s fish day -Ngày Nói Dối / Deceiving day

In Serbia, after you fooled somebody, you say: “Aprililili!!!”.

In Chinese, we say “愚人节”. It literally means “The Fools’ Festival “.

In Romanian, the first of April (rom: întâi aprilie) is called “Ziua păcălelii”.

In Estonian, it is called “esimene aprill” or “naljapäev”.

In Lithuanian, they call it “Balandžio pirmoji” <April’s first> . You can also say – “Melagių diena” (day of the liars)

In Hungarian: bolondok napja ~ literally: Fools’ Day or simply április 1. (április elseje) ~ meaning: April 1st

In Dutch, it is Eén april, and if you pull a joke you can call that een aprilvis.



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