When Is Mardi Gras 2023

Mardi Gras is a carnival celebration that takes place before the Christian season of Lent. In 2023, Mardi Gras will be celebrated on **Tuesday, February 21**.

Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of feasting and celebration before the fasting and sacrifice of Lent. The holiday has its roots in medieval Europe and has been celebrated in various forms for centuries.

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a major event with parades, floats, marching clubs, balls, music, food and partying. The carnival starts up a few weeks earlier on January 6th as always.