Mardi Gras for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 9th.
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 2016?
Tuesday, February 9th is the 39 day of the 2016 calendar year with -2 years, -8 months, -11 days until the celebration/ observance of Mardi Gras 2016.
February 2016 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1 - Mon||National Freedom Day 2016||Observance||-993|
|Feb 2 - Tues||Groundhog Day 2016||Observance||-992|
|Feb 5 - Fri||National Wear Red Day 2016||Observance||-989|
|Feb 8 - Mon||Chinese New Year 2016||Observance||-986|
|Feb 9 - Tues||Mardi Gras 2016||Christian||-985|
|Feb 10||Lent 2016||Christian||-680|
|Feb 10 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2016||Christian||-984|
|Feb 12 - Fri||Lincoln's Birthday 2016||Observance||-982|
|Feb 14 - Sun||Valentine's Day 2016||Observance||-980|
|Feb 15 - Mon||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2016||Federal Holiday||-979|