Fat Tuesday carnival celebrations in New Orleans
Fat Tuesday, also called Pancake Day
, Pancake Tuesday
, Shrove Tuesday
and Mardi Gras
(which is French for "Fat Tuesday"), is the last day of feasting before Lent
begins on Ash Wednesday
Fat Tuesday is a moveable feast whose date is determined by Easter
, and it's celebrated exactly 47 days before Easter Sunday
. The date can vary from as early as February 3 to as late as March 9.
While there are carnival festivals in many countries on Fat Tuesday, in the English-speaking world the term is particularly associated with the "Mardi Gras" carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Recently the term "Mardi Gras" has evolved to refer to the whole period of festivities, not just the single day of Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday.
For detailed information on Fat Tuesday see Wikipedia's entries on Shrove Tuesday
and the Mardi Gras carnival celebrations
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