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Carnival / Ash Wednesday in Guadeloupe

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?

Many shops and businesses will be closed; businesses that remain open are not legally obliged to give employees a day off, but some employees tend to take the time off.

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 WednesdayDe facto holiday
2020WedFeb 26Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2021WedFeb 17Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2022WedMar 2Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2023WedFeb 22Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2024WedFeb 14Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2025WedMar 5Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2026WedFeb 18Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday
2027WedFeb 10Carnival / Ash WednesdayDe facto holiday

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