Poisson d’Avril

In France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, the 1st of April is often known as “April Fish,” the United States’s version of April Fool’s Day. On this day in France, be sure to watch your back, literally! On Poisson d’avril, people attempt to attach a paper fish to another person’s back without being noticed.


So far, so good! I haven’t been “fished.” But, there are still about 9 hours left in the day!

Have you ever been fished on Poisson d’avril?



2 thoughts on “Poisson d’Avril

  1. I haven’t but I saw a lot of 8th graders and several 8th grade teachers fished today at Horning Middle School. The French teacher does that with her French 1 students.

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