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When Is Mardi Gras 2011?

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Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before a Mardi Gras parade. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ruby Gallagos holds a handful of beads before the start of the Excalibur Mardi Gras parade February 17, 2006, in Metairie, Louisiana.

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Question: When Is Mardi Gras 2011?

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday") or Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Answer: Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. For the date of Mardi Gras in other years, see When Is Mardi Gras?

Planning a celebration? Check out these traditional Fat Tuesday recipes!

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