Mardi Gras for the year 2011 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, March 8th.
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 2011?
Tuesday, March 8th is the 66 day of the 2011 calendar year with -7 years, -8 months, -9 days until the celebration/ observance of Mardi Gras 2011.
March 2011 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 2||Read Across America Day 2011||Observance||-2817|
|Mar 2||Maha Shivaratri 2011||Hindu||-2817|
|Mar 4||Employee Appreciation Day 2011||Observance||-2815|
|Mar 8||Mardi Gras 2011||Christian||-2811|
|Mar 9||Lent 2011||Christian||-2810|
|Mar 9||Ash Wednesday 2011||Christian||-2810|
|Mar 13||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2011||Daylight Saving||-2806|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day 2011||Observance||-2802|
|Mar 19||Purim 2011||Jewish||-2800|
|Mar 20||Holi 2011||Hindu||-2799|
|Mar 20||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2011||Season||-2799|