April Fools’ Day

At Oak Park Senior Living, we celebrated April Fools’ Day the way the French did back in the 16th century. People who were slow to get the news that the Julian calendar had switched to the Gregorian calendar became the butt of jokes.

The jokes included having paper fish stuck on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person. During happy hour, we had lots of fun sneaking up on people and taping paper fish to their backs!

April Fools' Day, Oak Park Senior Living, Oak Park Heights, MN