A celebration that begins on or after the Epiphany and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday.
The terms "Mardi Gras", "Mardi Gras season", and "Carnival season", in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi … see full wiki
Based on most programs that cross my television screen, you'd think that Mardi Gras celebrations only take place in New Orleans, LA, maybe one or two celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama, and Carnival in Rio De Janiero. However, my personal experience with Mardi Gras when I was growing up was a much more ancient version of the celebration that pre-dates all of the storied and popular versions most people are familiar with. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town … more