While many reasonable humans despise the pranking "holiday," China's Communist Party is taking that hatred one step further by banning it altogether.
China's state news agency, Xinhua, announced, "'April Fools' Day' is not consistent with our cultural tradition, or socialist core values. Hope nobody believes in rumors, makes rumors or spreads rumors."
The Communist Party is known for squashing dissent on social media and controlling public conversations about the government.
Related: See some of the wildest April Fools' pranks:
Pranks gallery to add to April Fools' Day pages (fun photos only)
China bans April Fools' Day
Just a few hours left to get the all-new #SelfieStick for dogs! Buy it now: http://t.co/Rdh1l1vUve http://t.co/UHiu8upvJH
#PatriotsNation breaths a collective sigh of relief when they realize it's #AprilFools Day...http://t.co/S8NIq5AzLw http://t.co/rq9r3VDbUm
It's easy to find the poster I added, but I can't take credit for it. I read about some genius posting these around New York City. I found it hillarious, and so did anyone I showed it too. It went over pretty well... for a few hours. But once again, someone without a sense of humor took these down too.