Tuesday June 25, 2019

Ash Wednesday 2008

Navy chaplain distributes ashes to Marines on board USS Boxer.Navy chaplain distributes ashes to Marines on board USS Boxer.

Ash Wednesday for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 6th.

Ash Wednesday is celebrated on Wednesday seven weeks before Easter and the day after Mardi Gras also referred to as Fat Tuesday. This is a Christian observance which represents the first day of Lent and the starting of approximately 6 weeks of fasting and penance.

Wednesday, February 6th is day number 37 of the 2008 calendar year with -11 years, -4 months, -19 days until Ash Wednesday 2008.

More information on Ash Wednesday. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Ash Wednesday
Name(s):Ash Wednesday
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday

February 2008 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1National Freedom Day 2008Observance-4162
Feb 1National Wear Red Day 2008Observance-4162
Feb 2Groundhog Day 2008Observance-4161
Feb 5Mardi Gras 2008Christian-4158
Feb 6Lent 2008Christian-3853
Feb 6Ash Wednesday 2008Christian-4157
Feb 7Chinese New Year 2008Observance-4156
Feb 12Lincoln's Birthday 2008Observance-4151
Feb 14Valentine's Day 2008Observance-4149
Feb 18Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2008Federal Holiday-4145

Ash Wednesday by Year