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Carnival / Ash Wednesday 2024 in Czechia

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 Carnival / Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday?

Carnival / Ash Wednesday is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

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Carnival / Ash Wednesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019WedMar 6Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2020WedFeb 26Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2021WedFeb 17Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2022WedMar 2Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2023WedFeb 22Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2024WedFeb 14Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2025WedMar 5Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2026WedFeb 18Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2027WedFeb 10Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2028WedMar 1Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian
2029WedFeb 14Carnival / Ash WednesdayChristian

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