Mardi Gras for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 5th.
Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday or sometimes called Shrove Tuesday falls the day before Ash Wednesday which is the start of Lent for Christians. The day includes festivals with lots of eating prior to the fast starting the next day.
More information on Mardi Gras. (Dates, Customs and History for Mardi Gras)
|Name(s):||Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday|
|When:||Tuesday before Ash Wednesday start of Lent|
How many days to Mardi Gras 2008?
Tuesday, February 5th is the 35 day of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -9 months, -7 days until the celebration/ observance of Mardi Gras 2008.
February 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2008||Observance||-3938|
|Feb 1||National Wear Red Day 2008||Observance||-3938|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2008||Observance||-3937|
|Feb 5||Mardi Gras 2008||Christian||-3934|
|Feb 6||Lent 2008||Christian||-3629|
|Feb 6||Ash Wednesday 2008||Christian||-3933|
|Feb 7||Chinese New Year 2008||Observance||-3932|
|Feb 12||Lincoln's Birthday 2008||Observance||-3927|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2008||Observance||-3925|
|Feb 18||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2008||Federal Holiday||-3921|