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What is the earliest date for Mardi Gras?

What is the earliest date for Mardi Gras?

  • The earliest date Mardi Gras can be is Tuesday 3rd February and the latest date is Tuesday March 9th. In Europe, Lent meant the start of 40 days of fasting and abstinence before Easter. It was therefore practical to use up any perishable food items before Lent started on Ash Wednesday.

How long has Mardi Gras been celebrated?

  • The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.

What are the famous sayings of Mardi Gras?

  • What Are the Famous Sayings of Mardi Gras? The phrase "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" which means "let the good times roll" in French, is one of the most popular sayings during Mardi Gras. Other frequently spoken terms include King cake, super krewe and throws. "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" captures the heart of the Mardi Gras festival.