A rainbow signifies our pride in ourselves and our same gender loving (gay) and bare communities. The sun and flowers represent our appreciation for the delights that this season offers to us all. Now that we are officially into a full thirty days of Summer, 2017, (remember, the new season began on June 21) I thought it best to mark this auspicious occasion with a little touch of summertime silliness – to lighten our moods, lift our spirits and celebrate the joyful days of sunshine, surf, heat and humidity!
Happy April Fool’s Day, 2017!
This date, April 1, is universally associated with practical jokes, pranks and foolishness. I’m not exactly sure of the reason and researching the topic has proved to be as confusing as an April Fool’s Day joke. The closest explanation that I can find is that the date first was recorded in English in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 1392. This doesn’t explain the why as much as it offers a historical context for the custom.