Mardi Gras Dates

When you're ready for the big experience, you'll need to know when it will be! You'll find the big day can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9. Carnival celebration starts on January 6, the Twelfth Night (feast of Epiphany); and picks up speed until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday.

How will you know which Tuesday it will be? Ash Wednesday is always 40 days before Easter and Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25 with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a Spring Equinox! There you have it! Voila!

If you're still confused, get out that calendar with the printed holidays on it--it's the day before Ash Wednesday!

Upcoming Mardi Gras Dates:

2006 February 28 2014 March 4
2007 February 20 2015 February 17
2008 February 5 2016 February 9
2009 February 24 2017 February 28
2010 February 16 2018 February 13
2011 March 8 2019 March 5
2012 February 21 2020 February 25
2013 February 12 2021 February 16

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