Carnival/Ash Wednesday in Germany
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.
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Carnival/Ash Wednesday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Wed||Feb 17||2010||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Mar 9||2011||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 22||2012||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 13||2013||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Mar 5||2014||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 18||2015||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 10||2016||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Mar 1||2017||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 14||2018||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Mar 6||2019||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
|Wed||Feb 26||2020||Carnival/Ash Wednesday||Silent Day|
Quick FactsAsh Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2016Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Other holidays in February 2017 in Germany
- Valentine's Day – Tuesday, February 14, 2017
- Shrove Monday – Monday, February 27, 2017
- Carnival/Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday, February 28, 2017