Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.
In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.
Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday."
In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speaking Quebec, where the Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the most iconic of Canadian festivals.