Everyone knows Mardi Gras is the signature celebration of southern Louisiana, particularly in New Orleans. The festivities culminate on Shrove Tuesday, aka “Fat Tuesday,” the day before Ash Wednesday which starts the Christian time of Lent for fasting and almsgiving. So, Mardi Gras gives folks a chance (or is it an excuse?) to get their ya-ya's out so they may better focus on the spiritual self. As movers in Maryland, we understand our state is long ways from the Big Easy (it’s over eleven hundred miles away). But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fun and flavor of this feast right here in the Chesapeake Bay state and nearby. You’ll find many local Mardi Gras themed events; here is a sampling.