Presentation on theme: "Poisson d’avril. L’histoire New Year originally started on April 1 st. King Charles IX said no and changed the date to the first of January with the."— Presentation transcript:
L’histoire New Year originally started on April 1 st. King Charles IX said no and changed the date to the first of January with the Edict of Roussillon. However, people were mad and decided to ignore the Edict and continue to celebrate on April 1 st while mocking those who celebrated on January 1 st.
Why a fish? Lent! When April 1 st was the start of the new year, people couldn’t eat meat because of Lent. So they gave out fish! When the tradition changed, people gave out fake fish on April 1 st to those who celebrated January 1 st to make fun of them!
Other Countries United Kingdom: Joking stops at midday. Those who continue to make jokes are considered the fool Scotland and Ireland: Huntigowk Day Deliver a sealed message Continue to have the messenger deliver the sealed message Because the message just says, “Send the fool further.” Poland, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden: Media hoaxes are made First page is typically the news hoax Not too serious and only 1 story but never know which story is fake Italy, France, Belgium, and French Speaking Areas: April Fish Stuck on someone’s back as to play a joke
Vocab Une farce: a practical joke Une blague: a joke (physical or verbal) Une histoire drole: verbal funny story Un jeu de mot: a pun Rire: to laugh Rigoler: to laugh Je suis mort(e) de rire: I died from laughing Je suis pete(e) de rire: I’m broken in two from laughing.
Une Chose Intéressante April Fool’s day is not a national holiday!! Rather, it is merely widely celebrated in many countries.