Lent for the year 2011 starts on Wednesday, March 9th and ends on Thursday, April 21 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 2011?
Wednesday, March 9th is the 67 day of the 2011 calendar year with -7 years, -7 months, -12 days until the start of Lent 2011.
March 2011 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 2||Read Across America Day 2011||Observance||-2790|
|Mar 2||Maha Shivaratri 2011||Hindu||-2790|
|Mar 4||Employee Appreciation Day 2011||Observance||-2788|
|Mar 8||Mardi Gras 2011||Christian||-2784|
|Mar 9||Lent 2011||Christian||-2783|
|Mar 9||Ash Wednesday 2011||Christian||-2783|
|Mar 13||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2011||Daylight Saving||-2779|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day 2011||Observance||-2775|
|Mar 19||Purim 2011||Jewish||-2773|
|Mar 20||Holi 2011||Hindu||-2772|
|Mar 20||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2011||Season||-2772|