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When will Mardi Gras will occur?

The fluctuating date was established by the Catholic Church, which designed the Gregorian calendar with a fixed date for Christmas, but with movable dates for other religious holidays. Mardi Gras can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9. By tradition the celebration starts on January 6, the Twelfth Night of Christmas, known as the Feast of Epiphany and continues until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday known as Fat Tuesday. How will you know which Tuesday it will be? Mardi Gras is always 40 days plus 6 Sundays before Easter. Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25 with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a Spring Equinox! There you have it! How to determine when Mardi Gras is. If you're confused, do what we do, get out a calendar with the holidays on it and it's the day before Ash Wednesday! For those of you not good in math the next Mardi Gras is March 4 in 2003!

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