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Ash Wednesday 2016

Navy chaplain distributes ashes to Marines on board USS Boxer.Navy chaplain distributes ashes to Marines on board USS Boxer. Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenan O'Connor

Ash Wednesday for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 10th.

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)

Ash Wednesday
Name(s):Ash Wednesday
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday

How many days to Ash Wednesday 2016?

Wednesday, February 10th is the 40 day of the 2016 calendar year with -2 years, -8 months, -13 days until the celebration/ observance of Ash Wednesday 2016.

February 2016 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - MonNational Freedom Day 2016Observance-995
Feb 2 - Tues Groundhog Day 2016 Observance-994
Feb 5 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2016Observance-991
Feb 8 - Mon Chinese New Year 2016 Observance-988
Feb 9 - TuesMardi Gras 2016Christian-987
Feb 10Lent 2016Christian-682
Feb 10 - WedAsh Wednesday 2016Christian-986
Feb 12 - FriLincoln's Birthday 2016Observance-984
Feb 14 - Sun Valentine's Day 2016 Observance-982
Feb 15 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2016Federal Holiday-981

Ash Wednesday by Year

Related Holidays in 2016

Federal Holidays 2016