The Brief: April Fools Day 2020 takes place during a pandemic, causing some people to shy away from the holiday while others continue to share pranks, jokes, and memes.


Should April Fools Day Be Canceled?

As April 1st, 2020 falls during a global pandemic, not everyone feels like celebrating. Google even canceled their annual prank, which is usually a staple in the April Fools prank-o-sphere. Many people called for April Fools Day to be canceled as this pandemic presents such a serious and tragic situation. Others suggested that the day should be canceled because the entirety of 2020 has been a “joke.”

All that considered, everyone has different ways of coping and as long as no one is being harmed or put at risk, it can be ok to have a bit of April Fools Day fun, share memes, and even play a light prank.

Best April Fools Day Memes & Jokes Of 2020

For those who aren’t ready to celebrate this April Fools Day:

Shoutout to all the clowns out there!

Trying to act celebratory during a lockdown or quarantine isn’t easy.

For anyone who’s looking for an excuse to text their ex today:

A relatable April Fools letdown for Animal Crossing players:

Happy April Fools everyone! from ac_newhorizons

April Fools Pranks

As pranks can sometimes be thinly veiled harassment, they’ve always been a bit iffy. This April Fools Day, some people still managed to find ways to prank each other to pass the time during quarantine, or to just be a jerk and then yell “Apil fools!”

The April Fools Joke I left for my boyfriend from funny

On Reddit, prank shenanigans have included subreddits switching places with each other as pictured below with r/HistoryMemes and r/PrequelMemes. For more like this, check out this crowdsourced list of Reddit and internet pranks occurring today.

April Fools got me good from PrequelMemes

An honorable mention to one of the greatest pranksters of all time: Jim from The Office.

Note: your kids won’t be happy if you trick them into thinking they’ll have to go to summer school.

The Orlando Airport managed to combine a quick trick and a message about staying at home in this tweet:

A pun-filled toilet paper shortage prank: