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Ash Wednesday in Nigeria

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 Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday?

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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About Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedFeb 10Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2017WedMar 1Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2018WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2019WedMar 6Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2021WedFeb 17Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2022WedMar 2Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2023WedFeb 22Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2024WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2025WedMar 5Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian
2026WedFeb 18Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian

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