Lent for the year 2008 starts on Wednesday, February 6th and ends on Thursday, March 20 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 2008?
Wednesday, February 6th is the 36 day of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -9 months, -8 days until the start of Lent 2008.
February 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2008||Observance||-3940|
|Feb 1||National Wear Red Day 2008||Observance||-3940|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2008||Observance||-3939|
|Feb 5||Mardi Gras 2008||Christian||-3936|
|Feb 6||Lent 2008||Christian||-3631|
|Feb 6||Ash Wednesday 2008||Christian||-3935|
|Feb 7||Chinese New Year 2008||Observance||-3934|
|Feb 12||Lincoln's Birthday 2008||Observance||-3929|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2008||Observance||-3927|
|Feb 18||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2008||Federal Holiday||-3923|