A lie, in whatever form, remains a lie.  The differentiation probably would largely depend on the intention in identifying it as a fib, a prank or a white lie.  It is, however, observed that people tend to say half-truths and flattery more than intentional lying.  Witty conversations to sarcastic truths entail partly a lie. Whichever way, honesty remains the best policy which is so hard to practice perfectly!

When is the National Tell-A-Lie Day in 2017?

The National Tell-A-Lie Day is on April 4, 2017, a Tuesday.

The National Tell-A-Lie Day is always observed, in the United States of America, on the fourth day of April each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the National Tell-A-Lie Day:

There is no official record as to the origin of the day.  Probably, this is in consonance to the essence of the day which is to tell a lie.  Its purpose too is highly criticized as it runs opposite of what children should be taught as far as morals and values are concerned.  Though this odd day is definitely illogical, it remains on the list of weird holidays worldwide.

The National Tell-A-Lie Day Observance:

Lies exist as a matter of fact.  Celebrating this day by lying is an option.  But then again, lying comes in different colours and only the liar gets to choose which colour is preferred.  So, saying a white lie to protect the feelings of others may be done.  Just be careful that the white lie doesn’t turn into flattery.

Other forms of celebration include:

  • Hosting a Two Truths and a Lie game party;
  • Reading “Pinocchio” to grade schoolers;
  • Watching Jim Carrey’s “Liar Liar” with friends or family; or,
  • Sending ecards.

Another observance of this crazy day is to do some self-examination.  Ponder on the biggest lie ever told or the worst lie ever received can be very humbling.  Remembering the feelings of discovering of being lied upon may also strengthen one’s resolution not to lie.

When is the National Tell-A-Lie Day in 2018?

The National Tell-A-Lie Day is on April 4, 2018, a Wednesday.