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Neptune Day

Praise You o' god of the seas, King Neptune. I dump fish guts on my head, kiss two fish, and shave my head in your honor.

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On Saturday, we crossed the equator. Do you know what that means? NEPTUNE DAY!!!!!! Neptune day is the day that we worship the King of the Seas, King Neptune!!(Our captain painted green wearing a crown) We pay homage to him by….. getting fish guts dumped on you, kissing two fish, and shaving your head!!! Oh no. So when I got to the first station, I thought that it wasn’t really fish guts. I asked for an extra big dump. It actually was fish guts. Next, there were three people holding dead fish. You had to kiss at least two to become a shellback. Whatever that means, it’s good because they knight you and you get a shellback certificate. The third station? I passed. There were about 13 GIRLS That shaved their heads!!! One girl go half of her head shaved. Why would you do that? It probably won’t grow back for years! One guy got checkerboard on his head. That was actually cool. After I showered off the fish guts, we had to go back to school, and it was just a normal day for the rest of the day.

Posted by GabrielRR 01:45 Tagged boating

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That sounds like quite the strange ritual. Even so, I think the fish got the worst of it. Glad you boys didn't go in for the checkerboard head shaving, however 'cool' [or NOT!]

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