The motto of this day: 1st of April – Don’t trust anybody!
On this day everybody tries to play a trick on others. It’s pretty popular to send a friend or a family member on a false errand. It works perfectly if somebody forgot about the date.
TV broadcasts humorous programs and Yumorina - the annual festival in Odessa. The city of Odessa (locat ed on the Black sea) is considered to be the capital of humor in the former Soviet Union. In spite of the fact that this day is not an official holiday, the mayor of Odessa traditionally declares it a day off, so the residents and tourists can enjoy the celebration that include carnival, shows, concerts and fireworks.