Apr 1, 2011

April Fish

If you’ve been in France (and in Belgium too) on April Fools’ Day, you might have noticed bakeries and candy shops filled with fish-formed food items.  Sea-food at its finest.  I remember my first April 1 in Brussels.  There was a school down the road from our house and I noticed a few of the children had paper fish stuck to their backs.  Not knowing much at that point, I chalked it up to some Belgian tradition I’d eventually learn.  Turns out, the kids had been “fished.”  The equivalent of a “kick me” sign I guess.
Anyway, if things seem a little ‘fishy’ today, now you know why.

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