Wednesday November 21, 2018

Ash Wednesday 2017

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 2017 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, March 1st.

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 2017?

Wednesday, March 1st is the 59 day of the 2017 calendar year with -1 year, -8 months, -20 days until the celebration/ observance of Ash Wednesday 2017.

March 2017 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 1 - WedAsh Wednesday 2017Christian-630
Mar 1 - WedLent 2017Christian-630
Mar 2 - ThursRead Across America Day 2017Observance-629
Mar 3 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2017Observance-628
Mar 12 - SunPurim 2017Jewish-619
Mar 12 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2017 Daylight Saving-619
Mar 13 - MonHoli 2017Hindu-618
Mar 17 - Fri St. Patrick's Day 2017 Observance-614
Mar 20 - Mon Spring/Fall - March equinox 2017 Season-611

Ash Wednesday by Year

Related Holidays in 2017

Federal Holidays 2017