Mardi Gras for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 21st.
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 2012
Tuesday, February 21st is day number 52 of the 2012 calendar year with -11 years, -9 months, -15 days until Mardi Gras 2012.