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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.

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 Carnival/Ash Wednesday

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Carnival/Ash Wednesday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
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 

Quick Facts

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

Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


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