Today is April Fools’ Day. You know, that one day of the year when lame practical jokes are
funny acceptable. It apparently dates back to 1392, in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales containing the first known association between April 1 and foolishness.
But in France pranking is a lot fishier. April 1 is referred to as poisson d’avril – literally “Fish of April”, a possible reference to the holiday made by French poet Eloy d’Amerval in 1508.
I personally have outgrown the “oh look, there’s a spider crawling up your leg!” pranks I did when I was 8. For me April 1 is just a sign of hope that the weather is warming up and cute shoe season is set to begin.
And as it’s easier to wear fish on your feet than a fool, I found the perfect shoes from ASOS. No, they were not specially designed for April Fools’ Day, but it’s no joke that these poisson sandals are super cute. Bisous!