5 Mar 2011

Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday 8th March 2011.
Also known as "Pancake Day", "Fat Tuesday" and "Mardi Gras," Shrove Tuesday always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent in the Christian faith. Dates vary from year to year, but it usually falls in February, sometimes early March. In 2011 it falls on 8th March.

Because Shrove Tuesday is directly linked to Easter, the date varies from year to year. Easter Day is usually the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or just after Spring Equinox and can therefore occur on any date between 22nd March and April end.
Lent lasts for forty days. Mardi Gras is 46 days before Easter. this year is Super late.(in fact the next latest date for Mardi Gras is 2038 — 9 March).

This really impacts your productions. There is little or no time after Easter to get a shift on, as has traditionally happened.

in French Mardi = Tuesday, Gras = Fat. fat Tuesday is the last 'stocking up' of the body before the lent period that begins on Ash Wednesday.
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2009 February 24th
2010 February 16th
2011 March 8th
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