PBG Online Party: Part I – Holiday Origins of National Honesty Day



National Honesty Day was created in the early 1990’s by M. Hirsch Goldberg, who wrote The Book of Lies. Mr. Goldberg is the former press secretary to one of the governors in Maryland. Since the 1st of April is April Fools’ Day, Hirsch created National Honesty Day to offset the silliness of that first day. Welcome to our National Honesty online Party at Pandora’s Box Gazette.

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Our columnists joining us today for the party are Jim Hughes, Sue Ford, and Sinmisola Ogunyinka. Let’s get this party started!

Jim, what do you think about why Mr. Goldberg created National Honesty Day?

I personally like the concept of a National Honesty Day. It would be refreshing to know that whomever you are dealing with is being honest with you. The only damper I see with the concept is compliance. How can we really be sure we are dealing with an honest person?

I agree with your thoughts here. Sue, have you ever played an April Fools’ prank on someone?

Yes, especially when I was a child.

Sinmisola, did you ever play an April Fools’ prank on someone?

Yes, I did.

Jim, do you think April Fools’ Day is silly and not worth your time?

I think it is a light-hearted way of breaking the routine of the seriousness of life. As long as it is not harmful, I don’t have a problem with it.

Sue, do you think April Fools’ Day is silly and not worth your time?

I think it’s okay to be silly now and then as long as no one is hurt emotionally or physically.

Jim, has anyone ever pranked you on April Fools’ Day?

Of course, growing up with four brothers and a sister, we always tried to put one over on one another.

Sinmisola, has anyone ever pranked you on April Fools’ Day?

Yes, they have.

Thank you everyone for getting our National Honesty Day party off to a great start! I never really got too excited about April Fool’s Day. However, my brothers used to enjoy pranking me and my sisters. I definitely like the idea of National Honesty Day.

Have any of you pranked others on April Fool’s Day or been the recipient of a prank on that day? What are your thoughts on National Honesty Day? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to comment below.


See you back soon for Part II of our party where we chat about how we define honesty in our lives. If you’d like to enter our giveaway, please comment below. We’ll be picking two winners. One will receive an ecopy of my inspirational romance novel, Mr. Shipley’s Governess and the other will win an ecopy of my novella, My S.E.D. Label.


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