'Tell A Lie Day' Today, But Should You 'Celebrate'?

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By Daniel Distant, Christian Post Reporter
April 4, 2012|9:07 am

"Tell A Lie Day" is today, according to reports, and many advocate celebrating the day with a fib here and there. However, lies can be hurtful, so is "celebrating" the day really worth it?

Tell A Lie Day, otherwise known as National Tell a Lie Day, is April 4 every year, but the unscrupulous creator of the holiday has never been found. Finding the source behind the day could be tough if the person happens to be a liar, though- when asked if they thought up "Tell A Lie Day," answering truthfully would contradict their lifestyle.

HolidayInsights.com is one of many critics of the day. The website, which researches and reports on various holidays, encouraged the truth at all times.

"Why someone would create a day to encourage a person to lie is hard to comprehend," wrote the site. "Tomorrow, we can all get back to the virtue of 'honesty is the best policy.'"

Nevertheless, some are commemorating the day by telling half-truths, fibs, and white lies.

"Today is National Tell-A-Lie Day. My professional life has never been better," tweeted Bob Mac Neal.

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"It's national tell a lie day!" posted Jerry Archer. "The price increase of gas is due to the switch over from 'winter gas' to 'summer gas.' Good one."

While some users engaged in lies only in jest, others decried it for being a waste of time.

"Today is National Tell A Lie Day. #StupidHolidays," tweeted Job Damessous.

Despite the multitude of big lies, small lies, bluffing, exaggerations, fabrications, haystack answers, lying by omission, misleading, puffery, and white lies that may be told today, liars could be in trouble with April's next holiday.

National Honesty Day is April 30. Created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, former press secretary to a governor of Maryland, it encourages everyone to be as honest as possible. He created it in the 1990s to counteract April Fools' Day, ending the month on a higher moral note.

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