File this under “In case you missed it.” We’re sharing this today only because I personally was completely unaware of this April Fool’s Day tradition in San Francisco.
The Huffington Post covered this year’s 34th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade. It has been hosted in San Francisco by the First Church of Last Laughs since 1979. The parade begins at the “pointy building” AKA Trans America, wanders through North Beach up Columbus Ave. and ends in Joe Dimaggio playground where the event ends with a talent show of follies.
The purpose of this tradition is to celebrate April Fools by dressing up as fools, as they do more prominently in Europe and so forth. The exact history of April Fool’s is vague or clouded because many cultures seem to have individually developed traditions celebrating pranks and reveling in humankind’s foolish side on this particular date. However, Wikipedia helps clear up some of the mystery surrounding this fun holiday.
Regardless, if you missed it this year and have no plans next April Fools, be sure to check out and join in next year’s parade!
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