Mardi Gras for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 5th.
Mardi Gras known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday falls annually on the day before Ash Wednesday (start of Lent). The word "Mardi Gras" means "Fat Tuesday" in the French language. Celebrations include festivals, parades, dancing and feasting before the fasting starting on Ash Wednesday
Days to Mardi Gras 2008
Tuesday, February 5th is day number 36 of the 2008 calendar year with -12 years, -7 months, -23 days until Mardi Gras 2008.