Today is Fat Tuesday and we’re kicking off Mardi Gras, the biggest day of celebration! The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.
Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter. Check out the list of dates for Fat Tuesday, through the year 2024 that you will find on this calendar located on the following Mardi Gras website: http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/. Get more information about celebrating Mardi Gras, parade information, where to shop for King Cakes, photos and videos on the website.