Mardi Gras

It’s Mardi Gras time, arguably one the best celebrations in the world. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” to reflect the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. It’s also a time to bring out those colourful beads and masks and party! This celebration goes on in many parts of the world in various forms.

The History Of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival or Carnaval, it’s celebrated in many countries around the world—mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations—on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.

Fun, Easy Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras

If you fantasise about buying a plane ticket to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but your champagne dreams are constrained by a sparkling water budget, here’s how to celebrate in style at home. Many people want to see the famous Fat Tuesday celebration for themselves—but travel is expensive, and it’s not always possible. However, celebrating Mardi Gras isn’t just limited to those who can be in New Orleans.

Everything You Need To Know About Mardi Gras

Tuesdays aren’t usually something anyone looks forward to—unless it’s Carnival season. Each year, we celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday by attending parades, layering ornate beads, and slicing into colourful king cake. Before mixing Hurricane cocktails and picking out purple, green, and gold masks, find out when Mardi Gras takes place this year. Keep reading to see important Mardi Gras dates for 2022 and learn more about the exciting holiday.