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Friday, April 1, 2011

le poisson d'avril

I  found  this  postcard  on  Flickr  posted

by  Vintage  Lulu.

   She  states  that  she 

bought  it  in  Bordeaux,  France.

Hand  tinted  April  Fool's  day  (1st  April)

The  "fish"  in  the  photo  refer  to  the

French  Tradition  of  "April  Fish  Day"


Happy  April  Fools  Day

le  poisson  d'avril

April  Fish  Day

I  like  the  name  "Happy  Fish  Day"

much  better  than  April  Fools  Day!


The  fish  symbols  can  be  found  at


The  pictures  below  can  be  found  at




We  have  the  French  to  thank  for  this  fun  day.

When  King  Charles  IX  adopted  the  new  Gregorian

Calender  and  New  Years  Day  shifted  from

April  1  to  January  1,  many  rebelled  and

continued  to  celebrate  "April  Fish  Day".

To  this  day,  the  French  continue  to  be  up  to

something  "fishy"  on  April  1.

When  their  victim  is  not  looking,  they  tape

a  paper  fish  on  their  back.

When  they  discover  the  prank  everyone

yells  out,

"le  poisson  d'avril"

"April  Fish  Day."

Please  remember  Lori,


whose  son  Michael  was  killed  in  a  tragic

accident  on  Saturday  at  the  sand  dunes  in

Glamis,  CA.

Noelle...Michaels'  sister


This  precious  family  needs  many  prayers

and  much  love  shown  to  them.

and  may  you  feel  the  love  of  Jesus

today  and  every  day.


For  He  shall  give  His  angels  charge  over

thee,  to  keep  thee  in  all  thy  ways.

~Psalm  91: 11


9 comments:

Rebecca said...

I've never heard that-thanks for the history lesson!

Victorian1885 said...

Happy April Fools Day..thank you for the history of the day!

NanaDiana said...

Welll...Happy Fish Day to you too. This little girl looks like my granddaughter, Maria- I am copying this and sending it to my daughter. xxoo Diana

Tete said...

Glad you posted the history of the fish postcards- because great minds think alike and I posted some of these on my blog this morning too!
Girl, do we have it together or what? LOL
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Hugs- Tete

Sarah said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for visiting my blog today! You asked about the size of the wreath: I used a 12" foam circle. With the flowers on, it's about 14" now.

Thank so much for the history lesson...I had no idea! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing the history lesson - I did not know this.
Thanks for stopping by. I joke about the oak leaves hanging around, but the oaks do seem to be the last ones to shed all their leaves.
We actually have sunshine and blue skies today and as soon as it warms up a bit more, I am out of here, as we have had to many gray, rainy days lately.
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

Gail Thayer said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks so much for your visit! I enjoyed your comments and love reading your interesting blog..lots of pretty pictures too!
Yes, I wish I was in that suitcase headed to France, but I'm not....but I try to be happy wherever I am!
Take care!!

Tricia said...

What a great story about April Fools Day - I never knew that. Now I understand all the fish! Happy PS!

Blessings,
Tricia

Mya said...

Hi Debbie,
Enjoyed reading about Fish Day. I do not remember hearing that before - very interesting.
Returned home this week after a few vacation days - so much to catch up on. I too love the ocean side, walking on the beach, drawing in the sand and making sand castles, looking to see what the waves brought in, and feeling the warmth of sun.