Poisson d’avril

Happy April Fools’ Day!

In France the holiday is known as Poisson d’avril, which literally translates to “April’s fish”. Typically on this day, children “hook” a paper fish on the back of someone they wish to fool. To reveal the joke, everyone yells “Poisson d’avril!”

I guess my students forgot about the holiday, or perhaps there is a certain age after which they stop “hooking” fish because sadly, I was not fooled today 😦

I guess it’s okay though, I could have ended up like the man in the following Youtube video 😉

Exhibit A:

And now, time for a classic!


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  1. Sarah Ikdoumi

     /  Friday April 22nd, 2011

    Salut !
    très intéressant l’article sur le poisson d’avril !
    la vérité ce n’est pas qu’on a oublier mais avec le temps on se lasse de faire cette tradition.. pourquoi ? je ne sais pas vraiment mais elle est toujours valable ! je l’ai faite a toute ma famille lol ..
    mais certain prof n’apprécie pas donc .. Mais on fait plus souvent des blagues du genre : dire a sa meilleure amie qu’on déménage a 400 kilomètre d’ici .. tu vois le truck ? loool


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