Day by Day - Mardi Gras Week ( Biola Chimes 2/25/09)

Day by Day - Mardi Gras Week

On February 24th it’ll be that time of the year again. The time to celebrate the defending of Frances claim on the territory of Louisianna! It’s Mardi Gras week, and now it’s time to celebrate the only way we can! While on contract.

Monday - Tap Your Feet and Nod Continuously Day

Dancing is a big no-no here at Biola, but Mardi Gras is a day of celebration. Celebrate today by indulging in a bit of rhythmic foot-tapping while listening to your favorite Michael W. Smith song and perhaps slightly swaying your head in an agreeable, yet tasteful, nodding motion.

Tuesday - Feast In The Caff

“Mardi Gras” after all does mean “Fat Tuesday.” So today head over to Biola’s Caff and feast upon the plethora of white-chocolate chip cookies as well as their delectable soft-serve ice cream. Indulge in an extra slice of pizza in additional to the other two slices you probably just ate. Mardi Gras only comes once a year! I think.

Wednesday - Wear The Mardi Gras Colors

The Mardis Gras colors include purple, the symbol of justice, green, the symbol of faith, and gold, the symbol of power. Although all these colors might make for a confusing and perhaps even blinding outfit, wear it anyway. In any case, it will provide a bit of distraction during classes/

Thursday - Make a Parade Day

Mardi Gras began in 1827 when a group of students returning from Paris donned costumes and began celebrating in the streets. On this day, celebrate in a similar manner by wearing your costume from your Church’s harvest festival, dressed as your favorite Bible character, and then march across campus whilst singing cheerfully.

Friday - Catch Mardi Gras Beads Day

Secular connotations aside, there’s no reason not to catch a Mardi Gras necklace if it’s thrown your way, and there’s even less reason to avoid going ahead and throw Mardi Gras necklaces at other people. They might not understand it, but they’ll enjoy it nonetheless.

Saturday - Masquerade Day

Many consider traditional Mardi Gras celebrations to have their roots in Roman celebrations. So apparently they were into wearing masks too. On this day throw a private Masquerade in your dorm room, even alone if you have to. Although your roommate may question exactly what you’re doing, just keep on keeping on.

Sunday - Recovery Day

All that partying burns some serious carbs. On this day take a load off and revel in the fact that you have successfully celebrated what Mardi Gras is all about, even if you're still not entirely sure what that is.


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