Ash Wednesday for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 22nd.
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 2012?
Wednesday, February 22nd is the 52 day of the 2012 calendar year with -6 years, -8 months, -25 days until the celebration/ observance of Ash Wednesday 2012.
February 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2012||Observance||-2513|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2012||Observance||-2481|
|Feb 3||National Wear Red Day 2012||Observance||-2480|
|Feb 3||Chinese New Year 2012||Observance||-2480|
|Feb 8||Tu B'Shevat 2012||Jewish||-2171|
|Feb 12||Lincoln's Birthday 2012||Observance||-2471|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2012||Observance||-2469|
|Feb 20||Maha Shivaratri 2012||Hindu||-2159|
|Feb 20||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2012||Federal Holiday||-2463|
|Feb 21||Mardi Gras 2012||Christian||-2462|
|Feb 22||Lent 2012||Christian||-2157|
|Feb 22||Ash Wednesday 2012||Christian||-2461|