April 1st - Poisson d'Avril


 

Observances Around the World

April Fools' Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a "fool's errand," looking for things that don't exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.
The French call April 1 Poisson d'Avril, or "April Fish." French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying "Poisson d'Avril" when the prank is discovered.

English: A ticket to the washing of the lion, ...
English: A ticket to the washing of the lion, a traditional April fool's prank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)