World language students prepare to celebrate Mardi Gras


The French and German students prepare to celebrate Mardi Gras the Thursday before it begins, and they also plan to celebrate Rose Monday.

“The German Mardi Gras is called Karneval. It began when the women in Germany would take over in major German cities like Ainz and celebrate,” Angelika Becker, world language department chair said.

Festivities for the classes include watching videos, eating special treats and dancing. Dressing up is optional, according to Becker.

“Mardi Gras is a big deal. On Rose Monday, students get school off and some businesses even close. There are several floats with candy during the parades,” Becker said.

According to Becker, French students are also joining in the celebration of Mardi Gras.

“The French students also celebrate Mardi Gras, but it’s more like the celebrations they do down in New Orleans,” junior Caroline Bundy said.