Even the most resilient of positivity-driven thinkers are surely neck-deep in a struggle against resigning oneself to an overwhelming sense of dread these days, what with the inundation of COVID-19 updates and other instances of 2020 heaviness. Thus, the fact that Wednesday marks the usual day of April Fools' Day shenanigans is likely not at the top of anyone's list of pertinent information.
With some joking that Wednesday should instead be considered "March 32nd," this year's would-be edition of a 24-hour marathon of prankery has largely consisted of calls for brands and other public voices to call off any plans they had related to the holiday's typical trickery. And while most people appear conflicted about celebrating the day at all, some have stepped up to posit that we all need elaborate jokes now more than ever.
Better still, some have jokingly wished for April Fools' Day 2020 to include the revelation that the first three months of the year have simply been a preposterously elaborate prank of sorts, meaning that the year can actually begin now:
For some parts of the world, April Fools' Day 2020 has even inspired the threat of possible jail time for certain acts of pranking, not to mention the fact that Google has apparently canceled its traditional method of participation.