Everything you need to know about Ash Wednesday and When is Ash Wednesday This Year 2022 and further years in United States and across the World.
When is Ash Wednesday This Year 2022
Ash Wednesday This Year 2022 takes place on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
When is Ash Wednesday 2023
Ash Wednesday 2023 takes place on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
When is Ash Wednesday 2024
Ash Wednesday 2024 takes place on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
When is Ash Wednesday 2025
Ash Wednesday 2025 takes place on Wednesday, March 5, 2025.
Ash Wednesday 2021 took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
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About Ash Wednesday
Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration.
The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.
Who Celebrates Ash Wednesday?
Have you ever noticed how once a year, usually in February or March, there are a lot of people walking around with an ash cross on their foreheads? You probably knew it had something to do with Lent, but you weren’t sure why the ash cross was significant.
Or maybe, you grew up in a Catholic or Protestant church that held Ash Wednesday services each year, and so you’re already familiar with the service, but aren’t too sure about the history of Ash Wednesday and Lent, and what they have to do with the Christian faith.
If you want to learn more about this important day in the liturgical calendar and why so many celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent, read on!
Often called the Day of Ashes, Ash Wednesday starts Lent by focusing the Christian’s heart on repentance and prayer, usually through personal and communal confession. This happens during a special Ash Wednesday service.