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Ash Wednesday in Jamaica

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.

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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About Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010WedFeb 17Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2011WedMar 9Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2012WedFeb 22Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2013WedFeb 13Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2014WedMar 5Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2015WedFeb 18Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2016WedFeb 10Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2017WedMar 1Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2018WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2019WedMar 6Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayPublic Holiday

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