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When is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. It's a time of fasting and repentance. With some exceptions, the Eastern Orthodox Churches do not celebrate this holiday.

On this day, ashes from the burned palm branches from last years' Easter are marked on foreheads usually in the form of a cross. The ashes signify repentance and mourning.

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Year Ash Wednesday
2013 Wednesday, February 13th
2014 Wednesday, March 5th

Wednesday, February 8th

2016 Wednesday, February 10th
2017 Wednesday, March 1st

Wednesday, February 14th

2019 Wednesday, March 6th
2020 Wednesday, February 26th



Other Christian Holidays

When is Advent?

When is Ascension Day?

When is All Saints and All Souls Day?

When is Ash Wednesday?

When is Boxing Day?

When is Christmas?

When is Easter?

When is Epiphany?

When is Lent?

When is Mardi Gras?

When is Palm Sunday?

When is Pentecost Sunday?

When is St. Patrick's Day?

When is Twelfth Night?






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