Friday, April 2, 2010

Le poisson d'avril

In France, April 1 is known as le poisson d'avril, and like Americans, the French play jokes on one another. One tradition is sticking a cut out paper fish on someone's back without them knowing it!

This morning my sister wrote me and said that yesterday when she picked up Jules at school, he had a fish on his back. Here's a pic of Jules modeling his poisson--too funny. But funnier still is once they got home, Jules and Maxime did it to my sister!

Poisson d'avril Jules et Darcy!


  1. My friend is an English teacher in the Alps. She ended up with 30 poissons on her back by the end of the day. She said they all had sweet things written on them. It made the anniversary of her mother's passing much easier.

  2. We had some good jokes around here too!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Have a great weekend!
    He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter!

  3. What a fun, silly tradition. It looks like Jules's fish is colored?