03 February

3 February Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed. Aaron the Illustrious, saint of the Syriac Orthodox Church Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark Saint Hadelin Saint Werburgh Saint Berlindis Saint Nona and Saint Celsa February 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_3 Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, is 40 days before Easter, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. Mardi Gras thus cannot fall earlier than 3 February or later than 11 March.