Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, meaning "Fat Tuesday" in French, is also called Shrove Tuesday. Held the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, a period of fasting in Christianity, Mardi Gras is the last day of the three-day Carnival Festival. The most famous and elaborate Mardi Gras celebration is held yearly in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ask any questions you have about this fun-filled celebration here!