Fools Holy Day! - Happy April Fools Day -Silverye - NZ

Photographic Prints

Small (12.0" x 7.5")

Finish:
$7.43
AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 7.5"
Medium 18.0" x 11.3"
Large 24.0" x 15.1"
X large 30.0" x 18.8"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Artist's Description

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This young fellow seems to have misplaced his sense of humour, he may have been part of an April Fools day trick.
Happy April Fools Day…..
These little birds have so much character, their expressions are priceless, each photograph reveals a new expression and they would have to be one of my most favorite of all the little birds…

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on the April 1 of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day where many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year’s Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.
In 1509, a French poet referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally “April fish”), a possible reference to the holiday. In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on the 1st of April. In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the holiday as “Fooles holy day”, the first British reference. On 1st April, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to “see the Lions washed”. The name “April Fools” echoes that of the Feast of Fools, a Medieval holiday held on the 28th December.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools’...

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