Mardi Gras – Tuesday, March 01, 2022 – Fat Tuesday.
Be sure to check out our elaborate rental costumes and pick up some festive beads, masks, hats and decorations. Anything goes for Mardi Gras attire.
Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and, of course, is traditionally celebrated on that day of the week. There are parties and parades for weeks before Fat Tuesday. Officially, Mardi Gras starts on the 6th of January, and runs until Fat Tuesday. In New Orleans, the majority of Mardi Gras celebrations are held in the two weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday itself.
The date can fall between February 3 and March 9 depending on the Lunar calendar, used by the Catholic Church to determine the date of Easter. Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.
The official colors for Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. These colors were chosen in 1872 by the King of Carnivale, Rex. He chose these colors to stand for the following:
Purple represents JUSTICE
Green stands for FAITH
Gold stands for POWER