Home   Calendar   Holidays   Germany   Carnival/Ash Wednesday

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.
©iStockphoto.com/Ben Beltman

About Carnival/Ash Wednesday

Read more about Carnival/Ash Wednesday.

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 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carnival/Ash Wednesday 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


List of dates for other years

United Nation Holiday on March 1, 2017

World Holiday on March 1, 2017

Fun Holidays on March 1, 2017

You might also like

The Apocalypse is near - again!

The end of the world is near. Again! For centuries, doomsdayers and self-styled prophets have claimed to know about the end of the world, emphasizing that their version of the apocalypse will come true. more

Watching Lunar Eclipses

A lunar eclipse can be seen with the naked eye, unlike solar eclipses, which have special safety requirements. more