Mardi Gras also known as Mardi Gras season or Carnival season is basically a Christian celebration before fasting.
These are the events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which means – the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
The day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning confess. Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent.
This festival is celebrated in many countries like Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United States and so on.
Mardi Gras 2017 Date :
In 2017, Mardi Gras will be celebrated on February 28, 2017.
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