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Carnival / Ash Wednesday in Haiti

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 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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Carnival / Ash Wednesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedFeb 10Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2017WedMar 1Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2018WedFeb 14Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2019WedMar 6Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2020WedFeb 26Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2021WedFeb 17Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2022WedMar 2Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2023WedFeb 22Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2024WedFeb 14Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2025WedMar 5Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday
2026WedFeb 18Carnival / Ash WednesdayNational/legal holiday

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