I'm Rita, i have 31 years old and i live in Lisbon, Portugal. We don't throw flowers on April fools day.But there is a true story with flowers, April and Portugal.The Carnation Revolution or Revolução dos Cravos was a largely bloodless coup that resulted in the end of dictatorship which had prevailed for almost 50 years. In the early hours of 25 April 1974, the Carnation Revolution began in the Portuguese city of Lisbon. The military forces quickly overwhelmed the government, sparking spontaneous demonstrations in the street, in which civilians ran out to mingle with the soldiers, despite orders to stay inside. At the time, carnations were flooding the famous central flower market of Lisbon, and many citizens put them into the gun barrels of the soldiers, inspiring the name “Carnation Revolution” to describe this event in Portuguese history.