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Ash Wednesday in Bangladesh

Ash Wednesday is known as the first day of Lent for many Christians worldwide. It is the beginning of the Lenten fast. The Lenten fast lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays) and ends on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday.

Ash is an important symbol of Ash Wednesday in many Christian churches.
Ash is an important symbol of Ash Wednesday in many Christian churches.
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About Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday Observances

Note: This day is an optional public holiday for the religious communities in Bangladesh.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedFeb 172010Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedMar 92011Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedFeb 222012Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedFeb 132013Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedMar 52014Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedFeb 182015Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
WedFeb 102016Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday

Quick Facts

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.

Ash Wednesday 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2017 date to be announced


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Note: This day is an optional public holiday for the religious communities in Bangladesh.

List of dates for other years

Fun Holiday on February 10, 2017

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