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When is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras 2013 is on February 12, 2013 that's in:

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Mardi Gras will take place on the day before Ash Wednesday and the final day of Carnival, the three-day period preceding the beginning of Lent.  It's an occasion of great festivity and merrymaking and is celebrated in many countries with costumed or masked balls, grand parades, and street dancing.

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Mardi Gras History

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is generally the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent. It is the biggest party of the year for many people. Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world. One of the biggest Mardi Gras Carnivals is New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras begins in January with the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany. It is the time to let lose and enjoy yourself before Lent. People of all ages, wear a variety of costumes and participate in merriment. The Mardi Gras Parades officially start the Friday before Ash Wednesday. There are floats and parades in the many parishes of New Orleans. (Each year we publish the Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2013 ) These floats are spectacular and are produced by specific Krewes or clubs. The Krewes who ride the floats throw beads at the crowd. During Mardi Gras the object of the game is catch as many beads as possible. More about the History of the Mardi Gras.

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