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Huntigowk Day

By Sophie 11 months ago 719 Views No comments

Did you know that in Scotland, April fools day was traditionally called Huntigowk Day? The name comes from the saying 'Hunt the Gowk' which translates from Scots as 'hunt for the cuckoo' or 'foolish person'. In Gaelic the alternative translation would be 'La na Gocaireachd' which means 'gowking day' or La Ruith na Cuthaige which means 'the day of running the cuckoo'.