Ash Wednesday for the year 2014 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, March 5th.
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, March 5th is day number 64 of the 2014 calendar year with -5 years, -3 months, -19 days until Ash Wednesday 2014.
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|When:||Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday|
March 2014 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 3||Read Across America Day 2014||Observance||-1939|
|Mar 4||Mardi Gras 2014||Christian||-1938|
|Mar 5||Lent 2014||Christian||-1937|
|Mar 5||Ash Wednesday 2014||Christian||-1937|
|Mar 7||Employee Appreciation Day 2014||Observance||-1935|
|Mar 9||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2014||Daylight Saving||-1933|
|Mar 15||Purim 2014||Jewish||-1927|
|Mar 17||Holi 2014||Hindu||-1925|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day 2014||Observance||-1925|
|Mar 20||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2014||Season||-1922|