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