Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated as Carnival and part of the Christian holiday calendar. Mardi Gras takes place from Three Kings Day (feasts of the Epiphany) to the day before Ash Wednesday (Shrove Tuesday). Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" and refers to the tradition of eating fatty foods before Lent begins. Mardi Gras celebrations are famous in New Orleans Louisiana. Mardi Gras traditions include the wearing of masquerade masks and other costumes, as well as celebratory parades and special foods. Purple, green, and gold are associated with Mardi Gras, so this color scheme will be popular in the t-shirt designs featured here for the fun holiday.