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Carnival/Ash Wednesday in Germany

Quick Facts

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

Local names

NameLanguage
AschermittwochGerman
Carnival/Ash WednesdayEnglish

Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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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.

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Carnival/Ash Wednesday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
WedFeb 281990Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 131991Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 41992Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 241993Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 161994Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 11995Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 211996Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 121997Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 251998Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 171999Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 82000Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 282001Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 132002Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 52003Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 252004Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 92005Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 12006Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 212007Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 62008Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 252009Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 172010Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 92011Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 222012Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 132013Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 52014Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 182015Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 102016Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 12017Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 142018Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedMar 62019Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 
WedFeb 262020Carnival/Ash WednesdaySilent Day 

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