April 2, 2019

Poisson d’avril

In many countries, the first day of April is a day to play jokes on family and friends. When the other person falls for our joke, we exclaim, “April fool!” and have a laugh. In France, they play the same sort of jokes, but instead of saying “April fool!” they say, “poisson d’avril!” which translates into “April fish!” One of the favourite “April fish” jokes among French children is to tape a paper fish to someone’s back without them knowing it.

Mrs Twomey had a lot of fun yesterday celebrating poisson d’avril with pupils in their French lessons!