On what day does Mardi Gras Carnival season officially kick off in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA?
– Feb. 2
– Apr. 5
– Dec. 31
– Jan. 6
Carnival season in New Orleans means Mardi Gras. The season kicks off Jan. 6 each year and ends in February on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The throng of tourists that floods into New Orleans center on iconic Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. Most of the parades, however, originate in the Mid-City districts and Uptown areas and follow a traditional route along St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street. Source: TravelChannel.com
Mardi Gras. … Mardi Gras (/ˈmɑːrdiɡrɑː/), also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.