Mardi Gras carnival celebrations in New Orleans
Mardi Gras, also called Pancake Day
, Pancake Tuesday
, Shrove Tuesday
and Fat Tuesday
(Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday"), is the last day of feasting before Lent
begins on Ash Wednesday
. Mardi Gras depends on date of Easter
(it always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday
) which is a moveable feast, meaning the date of Mardi Gras also changes every year. 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 Mardi Gras, in the English-speaking world the term "Mardi Gras" is particularly associated with the carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Recently it has evolved to refer to the whole period of festivities, not just the single day of Mardi Gras.
Further reading: Mardi Gras
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