French Club celebrates Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a French holiday celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. In French cultures all over the world it is widely known for its outrageous parades like the ones held in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras holiday is purposely put before Ash Wednesday so that people can eat and celebrate before having to start their fast the following day.

Since Mardi Gras is such a big holiday the French Club celebrated as they do every year. French teacher, Deborah Berg looks forward to celebrating it with her students and their families each year.

French Club Treasurer Itzel Godinez feels that Mardi Gras is a very creative holiday. She really enjoyed not only being a part of it but celebrating with her friends and family.

“Every year I pick an overall theme, and then I give each class a sub theme,” said Berg. She then explains that the classes are asked to make something out of the sub theme they were given. This year’s theme was parody and each of her classes had to create their own short movie with ideas from different comedies and dramas.

First the French Club sets up the event for an audience that trickles in and take their seats facing the stage. Then the videos are presented, some videos tend to take a more humorous tone while others are more dramatic. The audiences pleased reaction says it all.

Berg felt that this celebration was a success, with well over 200 hundred people in attendance she could tell everyone was having a good time. Now the French Club is already  anticipating what next years Mardi Gras celebration brings.