Pesce d’aprile

In America, we say “April fool’s!”

In Italy, we say “Pesce d’aprile” or April Fish.

Why?

I’m told the name comes from a common joke that involves sticking a drawing of a pesciolino (little fish) onto the back of an unsuspecting victim. Then, everyone else asks if anyone has seen “April’s fish” and makes jokes about that person – when, of course, the victim doesn’t know it’s them.

L’hai visto? (Have you seen him/her?)

Chi? (Who?)

Il pesce d’Aprile! (The April fish!)

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