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French Quarter Mardi Gras
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FUTURE MARDI GRAS DATES

Mardi Gras 2020 falls on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Nothing about Mardi Gras is predictable – not even the date. Unlike Christmas or the 4th of July which always fall on the same calendar day, the only thing you can count on for sure with Carnival is that Fat Tuesday will fall on, well, a Tuesday. That’s because the date of Easter is tied to the moon (it’s always the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the spring equinox) and Mardi Gras is tied to Easter.  

Paul Broussard
Royal Street at St. Philip Street Creole Cottage - Mardi Gras 2016

Because Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25, and Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter, Zulu and Rex can roll on any Tuesday between Feb. 3 through March 9.  

New Orleans weather on Mardi Gras Day can be unpredictable as well. It can be shorts weather in early February and you might very well need a coat in March.

Mardi Gras Dates through 2050

 

YEAR MARDI GRAS DAY
2020 February 25
2021 February 16
2022 March 1
2023 February 21
2024 February 13
2025 March 4
2026 February 17
2027 February 9
2028 February 29
2029 February 13
2030 March 5
2031 February 25
2032 February 10
2033 March 1
2034 February 21
2035 February 6
2036 February 26
2037 February 17
2038 March 9
2039 February 22
2040 February 14
2041 March 5
2042 February 18
2043 February 10
2044 March 1
2045 February 21
2046 February 6
2047 February 26
2048 February 18
2049 March 2
2050 February 22