Right now we are seeing lots of interest in Mardi Gras masks and party accessories. One question we receive regularly is “When is Mardi Gras?”. Since the date changes every year, this can be a confusing issue. This year, 2013, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is Tuesday, February 12, which is the day before Lent begins.
The celebration of Mardi Gras in our area is typically a 12 day event, beginning two weekends before the actual date. This gives everyone two weekends to party, and it mimics the celebration times in New Orleans. There are many organizations sponsoring parties for Mardi Gras. One of the most successful is in Main Strasse in Covington Kentucky. Lots of fun indoors and out!
I think Mardi Gras is a welcome diversion from the endless days of gray, cold and overcast weather we so often experience in Cincinnati! For additional Mardi Gras ideas and decorations, check out our Mardi Gras Costumes & Party Supplies at Cappel’s.