No matter what you want to call it, today is a day when the truth can be a little warped. Tell A Lie Day is held on April 4th each year and is a day that celebrates trickery and lying. Whether we like it or not, dishonesty is something that is present every day in our lives, not just on April 4th. This may be from the media telling a changed version of events, or when you tell your sister you don’t know where her shirt is when it’s actually in your dresser right now (sorry sis!). No matter what lies you tell, today is a day where you have a free pass and can say as many lies as you wish to tell!
Celebrating Tell A Lie Day
Tell A Lie Day doesn’t have to be a holiday to be dreaded, in fact you and your loved ones can have a lot of fun with it! One way to celebrate is to ask your family and friends questions and see who can tell the most outrageous lie. Your loved ones can also see who is the most believable liar in the group. This day can be celebrated by young and old alike. You can tell stories from your childhood with others and maybe stretch the truth about what actually happened. Maybe even tell a story about something that never happened but you wished it did.
More About Lies
While we would like to believe that Tell a Lie Day ends at midnight, the truth is that the average person lies at least twice a day. There is such a thing as acceptable lies, and they are often told to make the other person feel better. These lies are called white lies and are often widely accepted. There are 3 other acceptable forms of lying. The first is called bluffing. This is most often used in poker and other games in which the truth must be concealed in order to win. This can also be used to persuade the other person into believing your false intentions. The second kind of lying is called jocose lies. These lies are often understood by the group to be lies. Sarcasm and irony are examples of lies such as this. The third type of lie is known as an honest lie and it is when the person may have made a mistake with the information portrayed or mislead someone by accident. These lies are honest mistakes and are not meant to hurt the other person. Lies such as this are almost immediately rectified.
Ultimately, today is a day to reflect on lies you may have told in the past or plan to tell. Have you ever lied to get something you wanted? What’s the worst lie you’ve ever told? How did it make you and the other person feel? Today may actually be a day to decide to be more honest with yourself and the people around you.