Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival or Fat Tuesday, is a annual celebration held in various cities and towns around the world, most famously in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a festive event that occurs on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Mardi Gras is known for its colorful parades, elaborate costumes, and other festive activities, such as music, dancing, and food. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a major cultural event and attracts visitors from around the world. In addition to the main event, Mardi Gras also includes a range of satellite events, such as parties, concerts, and other social gatherings, making it a fun and festive event for all ages. Mardi Gras is typically held in February or March and is an important event in the cultural calendar.