When is Mardi Gras in 2017?
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Mardi Gras in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 28th February.
“Mardi Gras” means “Fat Tuesday.” Traditionally, it is the last day for Catholics to indulge and often overindulge before ‘Ash Wednesday’ starts the sober weeks of fasting that come with Lent.
The fluctuating date was established by the Catholic Church, which designed the Gregorian calendar with a fixed date for Christmas, but with moveable dates for other religious holidays. Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25, and its exact date was set to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the spring equinox.
Mardi Gras is always scheduled 47 days preceding Easter. However, Mardi Gras in 2017 will be observed on Tuesday, 28th February. Some people think Mardi Gras celebrations have their source in the wild springtime orgies of the ancient Romans.