Happily, it is a hand-made paper fish that a child will stick on your back, then cry: ‘Poisson d’Avril!’
I think you have to be French to get why this is funny.
Happy April Fools’ Day!
More about the Poisson d’Avril tradition in France:
That sounds like a nice gentle tradition that’s been carried forward, no matter it may not have had a glorious start. It’s colourful and must keep the little monsters busy colouring in fish for a couple of days beforehand.Maybe I should start work on my young grandson early to see if he’ll give it a go.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
David, I’m sure he’d love it! And I agree it’s a much nicer tradition than all the practical joking that goes on around April 1st. For once, the French tradition doesn’t involve eating anything fattening! Bzzz
Interesting reading to sew why it started, glad it’s not a real fish!
That should have said ‘see’…I am all thumbs today.
Your thumbs are sending you a ‘poisson’ 😉
It’s nicer than salt in the sugar, though 🙂