This is not April Fool's related. This is a bug affecting a large number of forums on the site. I'm doing what I can to get in touch with the developers so it can be fixed ASAP. Sorry for any confusion.
Ahhh. The old "This is not an April Fools prank" gambit.
No baa-baa vision impairement here though, no para-auricular H2O, have 8mm film reel of pre-1970s birth too.
So I expected a denial.
And interpret the blanking as a feature, not a flaw.
(I am a globalist - a holiday lasts as long as its that day anywhere on the globe. The mathematics wallahs have convinced me that I get 48 hours of Xmas Day this way. However by including local time in the Chatham Islands I think I get even more.)