At the end of 2019, social media had been flooded with optimistic posts about how 2020 would be a great year. Three months in and the enthusiasm seems to have dampened a bit. As the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, many companies have decided to forgo their annual April Fool's Day pranks. Chief among these is Google - the tech giant has decided skip its traditional April Fools' Day jokes and pranks due to the coronavirus pandemic. On social media, too, people are refusing to celebrate April Fool's Day. Many, in fact, have called the year 2020 one long joke that no April Fool's Day prank could match up to.
With #AprilFoolsDay trending high on Twitter, take a look at what netizens have to say about April Fool's Day 2020:
We are already fooled by 2020 #AprilFoolsDay 🤡— ☾ (@nagielyn_) April 1, 2020
Is someone going to tell us that 2020 just a really early and terribly unfunny #AprilFoolsDay joke?— Saffy Blue (@CrownOfSapphire) March 31, 2020
Some, however, are still optimistic about April:
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police also had a special message for netizens on April Fool's Day. This morning, they took to Twitter to raise awareness about social distancing with a "Don't be a fool" creative that was widely appreicated on the microblogging platform.
Zoom In! We've got a secret message for you. pic.twitter.com/8b0ftbBYsq— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 1, 2020
April Fool's Day is celebrated on April 1. Traditionally, it is a day to play pranks and indulge in harmless fun. On this day, people play pranks and jokes on their friends and family. Many brands and companies also join the fun by pranking their customers.