Home   Calendar   Holidays   Spain   Ash Wednesday
Flag for Spain

Ash Wednesday in Spain

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 not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Ash is an important symbol of Ash Wednesday in many Christian churches.

©iStockphoto.com/Ben Beltman

About Ash Wednesday

Read more about Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday Observances

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

You might also like

Look Up for Shooting Stars!

Look Up for Shooting Stars!

The Leonid meteor shower is active now and peaks on Nov 17/18. Use our Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map to see when and where to best see these shooting stars. more

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward 1 hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more

Calendar with 12 months

12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more