Oh the splendor, excitement and festive atmosphere of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras! This celebration of Carnival is filled with awesome costumes, ornate masks, tons of throw beads, floats, parades, lots of dancing and food galore! Mardi Gras falls on the last day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Mardi Gras is sometimes referenced as Shrove Tuesday.
There is such a rich history and tradition of the celebration of Mardi Gras. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (Justice), green (Faith) and Gold (Power). Although Carnival is celebrated around the world, Mardi Gras is renowned in the United States to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Get your Mardi Gras on today and join in the celebration of this festive occasion.