Ash Wednesday for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 18th.
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 2026
Wednesday, February 18th is day number 49 of the 2026 calendar year with 3 years, 2 months, 13 days until Ash Wednesday 2026.
|When:||Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday|
Dates for Ash Wednesday
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Ash Wednesday 2021||Wednesday, February 17, 2021||-656|
|Ash Wednesday 2022||Wednesday, March 02, 2022||-278|
|Ash Wednesday 2023||Wednesday, February 22, 2023||79|
|Ash Wednesday 2024||Wednesday, February 14, 2024||436|
|Ash Wednesday 2025||Wednesday, March 05, 2025||821|
|Ash Wednesday 2026||Wednesday, February 18, 2026||1171|