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Carnival Tuesday in Brazil

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.
Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.
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About Carnival Tuesday

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Carnival Tuesday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
TueFeb 162010Carnival TuesdayNational Holiday
TueMar 82011Carnival TuesdayNational Holiday
TueFeb 212012Carnival TuesdayNational Holiday
TueFeb 122013Carnival TuesdayNational Holiday
TueMar 42014Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 172015Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 92016Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 282017Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 132018Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueMar 52019Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday
TueFeb 252020Carnival TuesdayOptional Holiday

Quick Facts

Shrove Tuesday is a religious holiday that is on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as the Tuesday of Carnival, which is a festive occasion among many cultures.

Carnival Tuesday 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Carnival Tuesday 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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