|Mardi Gras (Also known as Fat Tuesday)|
|Official name||Mardi Gras (French: "Fat Tuesday")|
|Also called||Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day, Dollar day|
|Type||Local, cultural, Catholic|
|Significance||Celebration prior to fasting season of Lent.|
|Date||Day before Ash Wednesday|
|2013 Date||February 12|
|2014 Date||March 4|
|2015 Date||February 17|
|2016 Date||February 9|
A season for abundance, a time for bliss in New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana, is the occasion of “fat Tuesday” (Mardi Gras). It takes its caption from a French-catholic heritage, which quotes “gras” for fat and “mardis” for Tuesday. It symbolizes the duration of joy and indulgence of fun, which paves the harbinger of surplus of prosperity.
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) onset falls on the twelve night or epiphany of Christmas Eve, where the spree of splendid mirth arrives. It can be related uniquely even to the day, the three magi visited baby Jesus, to place their treasures at the feet of the newborn redeemer of the world, whose birth delivered peace, harmony and also scattered all the evil spells, which haunted mankind . Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) usually falls 46 days before the festival of Easter, which is the most awaited and worshipped day by all Christians, with at most sincerity. “Fat Tuesday” (Mardi Gras) scheduled prior to the onset of the lent season holds a rich cultural significance. Most Christians, with reverence confine to the lent by abstaining from consuming fat –rich, red meat and other heavy meat preparations. Since “mardi gras” (Fat Tuesday), opens former to the lent by slaughtering mouth-watering calf and other zest-filled eateries ,it is welcomed by all with crave, as it could smother all gluttony and gourmets. Food to serve all their palate’s choice designed with, taste bud arousing delicacies like shrimps, crab, catfish, Creole and so on are served at its best all around the lanes of New Orleans.
The Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) dates differ year after year and is declared a legal holiday in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) day is decided by viewing the Gregorian calendar, moons and at times even the sun.
People take their pleasure commencing the festive occasion with colorful Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) parades, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) masks and culinary expertise… to add flavor to the Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) day. Also known for its catholic –roots, this event springs with astounding carnivals, which interprets as freedom from flesh, carnival. From primitive times where the occasion was a glee to the French in New Orleans, it is now a punch kick-off in the U.S, Germany, Spain, Brazil and other European countries. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is popularly known as the “Shrove Tuesday” in Ireland and in the U.K, with the blend of its sweetened and calorie-loaded pancakes. Even in orthodox countries like India a few states like Goa, take to its rituals and the festival is popularly known as “Rasa” in Sanskrit. The hues of the mask portray, the delight and jolly-full mood of the occasion that, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) thoughtfully brings every year. A sea of people gather, dressed in costumes of choice, swaying to the breath-taking music, enjoy themselves throughout the week. Enormous gala and loads of laughter fill the air. In places like Brazil, dance troops with their Latin-American styles of Samba, cha-cha-cha and so on vibrates so powerfully to drown the crowd.
Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), with its spiced warmth to relish, caters a positive vibe and glowing orgy to both young and old.
2006 February 28th
2007 February 20th
2008 February 5th
2009 February 24th
2010 February 16th
2011 March 8th
2012 February 21st
2013 February 12th
2014 March 4th
2015 February 17th
2016 February 9th
2017 February 28th
2018 February 13th
2019 March 5th
2020 February 25th