Lent for the year 2005 starts on Wednesday, February 9th and ends on Thursday, March 24 with eveining mass on Holy Thursday.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness.
More information on Lent. (Dates, Customs and History for Lent)
|When:||Begins Ash Wednesday lasting about six weeks and ends just before Easter|
How many days to Lent 2005?
Wednesday, February 9th is the 39 day of the 2005 calendar year with -13 years, -9 months, -9 days until the start of Lent 2005.
February 2005 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2005||Observance||-5038|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2005||Observance||-5037|
|Feb 4||National Wear Red Day 2005||Observance||-5035|
|Feb 7||Tu B'Shevat 2005||Jewish||-5032|
|Feb 8||Mardi Gras 2005||Christian||-5031|
|Feb 9||Ash Wednesday 2005||Christian||-5030|
|Feb 9||Muharram 2005||Muslim||-5030|
|Feb 9||Lent 2005||Christian||-5030|
|Feb 11||Lincoln's Birthday 2005||Observance||-5028|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2005||Observance||-5025|
|Feb 21||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2005||Federal Holiday||-5018|
|Feb 9||Chinese New Year 2005||Observance||-5030|