National Honesty Day

Celebrated on April 30th every year, National Honesty Day is a day that celebrates honesty and straightforwardness in all of its guises. It is considered by many to be the antithesis of April Fool’s Day – a day which deals mostly with dishonesty and various pranks. This holiday was invented by M. Hirsh Goldberg, a writer who has written several books – one of them being “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.”

History

National Honest Day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg while he was doing research for his book: “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.” during 1991. While some critics say that he coined this holiday to sell more books, Mr. Goldberg has stated that he created the holiday to serve as a contrast to April Fool’s Day.

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

Anyone who is observing this day is allowed to ask anyone they want a question and expect an honest answer in return. Of course, for this to work, the other person has to not only be aware of this holiday but also willing be a participant in its tradition. Participants also must answer any question they are posed with with a completely honest answer.

Where is National Honesty Day celebrated?

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