Mardi Gras for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 21st.
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.
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|Name(s):||Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday|
|When:||Tuesday before Ash Wednesday start of Lent|
How many days to Mardi Gras 2012?
Tuesday, February 21st is the 51 day of the 2012 calendar year with -6 years, -8 months, -1 day until the celebration/ observance of Mardi Gras 2012.
February 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2012||Observance||-2487|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2012||Observance||-2455|
|Feb 3||National Wear Red Day 2012||Observance||-2454|
|Feb 3||Chinese New Year 2012||Observance||-2454|
|Feb 8||Tu B'Shevat 2012||Jewish||-2145|
|Feb 12||Lincoln's Birthday 2012||Observance||-2445|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2012||Observance||-2443|
|Feb 20||Maha Shivaratri 2012||Hindu||-2133|
|Feb 20||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2012||Federal Holiday||-2437|
|Feb 21||Mardi Gras 2012||Christian||-2436|
|Feb 22||Lent 2012||Christian||-2131|
|Feb 22||Ash Wednesday 2012||Christian||-2435|