When we say something is “smoke and mirrors” it simply means what we are seeing is not what we are actually getting. It is an illusion, magic or whatever you want to call it. The better one is at performing this illusion, the more we believe in the “smoke and mirrors” theory. Often things like twins, unknown to the audience, are used to create an illusion of one disappearing in one place and somehow magically appearing in another. Today is known as the Festival of Smoke and Mirrors. It’s the day a magician will show you their illusion but never tell you how they do it.
How to celebrate – Learn some magic tricks of your own. Read about the smoke and mirrors used during D-Day in World War 2. Go to a magic show.