When is Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year?
Each year, the official Mardi Gras season begins at twilight on Jan. 5, the 12th day after Christmas. This year's Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, falls on Feb. 27. Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, is always 46 days before Easter. For more information on Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, check out www.mardigrasday.com.