April Fish!

Poisson D'Avril! This is the French version of "April Fools!" that children say to each other. Literally, it means "April fish" and there is no real coherent reason why fish have anything to do with it. But all over France on April 1, you will see children slapping paper cut-out fish on the backs of their unsuspecting friends. Adults aren't so juvenile, although occasionally false TV and radio reports occur on April 1, as a "joke" on the gullible people who forget the date.

Since I spent the day at church, I suppose it wasn't the best environment for playing practical jokes, but I still saw a few paper fish taped to people's backs. It reminds me of "kick me" notes that bullies put on poor saps named McFly.
Ariel Rainey