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Ash Wednesday 2021

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 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 17th.

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 2021?

Wednesday, February 17th is the 47 day of the 2021 calendar year with 2 years, 3 months, 30 days until the celebration/ observance of Ash Wednesday 2021.

February 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - MonNational Freedom Day 2021Observance836
Feb 2 - TuesGroundhog Day 2021Observance837
Feb 5 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2021Observance840
Feb 12 - FriChinese New Year 2021Observance847
Feb 12 - FriLincoln's Birthday 2021Observance847
Feb 14 - SunValentine's Day 2021Observance849
Feb 15 - MonPresidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2021Federal Holiday850
Feb 16 - TuesMardi Gras 2021Christian851
Feb 17 - WedAsh Wednesday 2021Christian852
Feb 17 - WedLent 2021Christian852
Feb 27 - SatPurim 2021Jewish862

Ash Wednesday by Year

Related Holidays in 2021

Federal Holidays 2021