What Is Fat Tuesday? Interesting Facts About New Orleans Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday, which falls on Feb. 13 this year, marks the end of the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans. It is the culmination of the week-long festival — the last day for Christians to enjoy all their favorite foods before the start of Lent, which is a 40-day long fast when Christians give up some of the things they most enjoy. Here are some interesting facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras:

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