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Ash Wednesday in Spain

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
WedFeb 172010Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedMar 92011Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 222012Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 132013Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedMar 52014Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 182015Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 102016Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedMar 12017Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 142018Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedMar 62019Ash WednesdayObservance 
WedFeb 262020Ash WednesdayObservance 

Quick Facts

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

Ash Wednesday 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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