Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Poisson d'Avril ! And I Won't Believe You If You Tell Me You've Gone Fishing Today
In Quebec, April 1 is Poisson d'avril, not April Fool's. Kids go around, trying to tape construction paper cut-outs of fish to their friends' backs. So do some adults, although they sometimes get involved in elaborate practical jokes too.
Today I'm on my way to Toronto, which reminded me of a picture I took a couple of years ago in Saint Catherines showing people fishing on a Sunday morning. Don't think the fishing season has opened most places yet, but the picture is here to get you in the mood for both jokes and a little outdoor recreation.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom