Monday, March 23, 2015

April Fools' & Chocolate Sardines!

Are you ready for April Fools' Day? Growing up in Canada, April Fools' Day was the one day of the year that kids knew they could get away with pulling pranks on family and friends without getting into too much trouble.

My friends never did anything crazy, just silly things that were meant to be all in good fun. I never thought much about where the holiday originated or why it was okay to play jokes on others that one day of the year.

Now that I'm living in France, I've noticed chocolate fish popping up in the windows of chocolatiers everywhere. At first I thought it had to do with Easter, but it turns out that while fish are an important symbol of Easter, they also have a lot to do with April Fools' Day.