Mardi Gras is always celebrated 47 days before Easter. Mardi Gras refers to Fat Tuesday, which is the final day of revelry before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, which stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. Check out all of these great Mardi Gras crafts and recipes!
If you would like to visit the actual Mardi Gras celebration and parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, get more information about Mardi Gras New Orleans here http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/faq.html.