Ash Wednesday for the year 2011 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, March 9th.
Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday and the Day after Mardi Gras. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
More information on Ash Wednesday. (Dates, Customs and History for Ash Wednesday)
|When:||Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday|
How many days to Ash Wednesday 2011?
Wednesday, March 9th is the 67 day of the 2011 calendar year with -7 years, -8 months, -12 days until the celebration/ observance of Ash Wednesday 2011.
March 2011 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 2||Read Across America Day 2011||Observance||-2821|
|Mar 2||Maha Shivaratri 2011||Hindu||-2821|
|Mar 4||Employee Appreciation Day 2011||Observance||-2819|
|Mar 8||Mardi Gras 2011||Christian||-2815|
|Mar 9||Lent 2011||Christian||-2814|
|Mar 9||Ash Wednesday 2011||Christian||-2814|
|Mar 13||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2011||Daylight Saving||-2810|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day 2011||Observance||-2806|
|Mar 19||Purim 2011||Jewish||-2804|
|Mar 20||Holi 2011||Hindu||-2803|
|Mar 20||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2011||Season||-2803|