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.