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Ash Wednesday in Cayman Islands

The first day of Lent is known as Ash Wednesday for 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.

Is Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday?

Ash Wednesday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

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Ash Wednesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedFeb 10Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2017WedMar 1Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2018WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2019WedMar 6Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2021WedFeb 17Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2022WedMar 2Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2023WedFeb 22Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2024WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2025WedMar 5Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2026WedFeb 18Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday

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