Today is April Fool’s Day. In Italy it is called pesce d’aprile . Yes, pesce as in fish. Seems it has something to do with the zodiac, the changing of the seasons and the constellation Pisces. In past times Genoans were known to throw fish. Today in Italy pranksters tag your back with paper cutouts of a pesciolino (small fish) shouting L’hai visto?—Chi?—Il pesce d’Aprile! (Have you seen it? Who? the April Fish!).
Chocolate fish start appearing in the stores around April 1st displayed with Easter Eggs and chocolate bunnies. So before you fill your Easter basket buy one or two candy fish to celebrate the fun and foolishness of April Fool’s Day Italian style.