It doesn't matter where you are, but you don't have to be in "N'awlins" to celebrate one of the most famous and fun-filled holidays. The day of Mardi Gras or the "Carnival season" takes place on the Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) before Ash Wednesday. To many, this is the last day to celebrate before giving up a certain vice for the Lenten season. For others, this is simply a reason to celebrate. And while the actual Mardi Gras day falls on a Tuesday, we firmly believe in following New Orleans's example and partying the entire week…or at least trying to!