When is Mardi Gras?
Of all the holidays of the world, Mardi Gras Day can be the most difficult to pin on your calendar in the future. That's because Mardi Gras Day is not a consistent day on the calendar. Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) occurs the day before Ash Wednesday, which is exactly 46 days prior to Easter. So Easter is the real reason Mardi Gras Day varies from year to year. Easter ranges anywhere from March 23 to April 25, because Easter is based on the first full moon after the spring equinox. We decided to save everyone the hassle of trying to figure out where the moon's going to be for the next century, so here are Mardi Gras dates through 2099.