Ash Wednesday for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 22nd.
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.
Days to Ash Wesndesday 2012
Wednesday, February 22nd is day number 53 of the 2012 calendar year with -11 years, -9 months, -8 days until Ash Wednesday 2012.