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Carnival in Lithuania

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.

Is Carnival a Public Holiday?

Although Carnival is not a public holiday, businesses and schools may be closed because it falls on the same date as Independence Restoration Day in 2021.

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

About Carnival

Read more about Carnival.

Carnival Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueFeb 17CarnivalObservance
2016TueFeb 9CarnivalObservance
2017TueFeb 28CarnivalObservance
2018TueFeb 13CarnivalObservance
2019TueMar 5CarnivalObservance
2020TueFeb 25CarnivalObservance
2021TueFeb 16CarnivalObservance
2022TueMar 1CarnivalObservance
2023TueFeb 21CarnivalObservance
2024TueFeb 13CarnivalObservance
2025TueMar 4CarnivalObservance

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