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You Don't Have to Be in New Orleans to Enjoy an Unforgettable Fat Tuesday (But It Helps)


Mardi Gras, AKA Fat Tuesday or Carnival, falls on the day before Ash Wednesday though its "season" technically began on the day of the Epiphany (or Three Kings Day), January 6. Its arrival marks the last day of indulgence before the ritual fasting of Lent.

This means insane celebrations, rich, fatty foods, and a lot of drinking, before giving up everything fun for the forty days preceding Easter. So if you want to go wild for a last hurrah before Lent, or if you just want an excuse to party hard on a Tuesday, read on for Mardi Gras parades and activities near you.

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