Lent for the year 2012 starts on Wednesday, February 22nd and ends on Thursday, April 5 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 2012?
Wednesday, February 22nd is the 52 day of the 2012 calendar year with -6 years, -8 months, -25 days until the start of Lent 2012.
February 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1||National Freedom Day 2012||Observance||-2513|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day 2012||Observance||-2481|
|Feb 3||National Wear Red Day 2012||Observance||-2480|
|Feb 3||Chinese New Year 2012||Observance||-2480|
|Feb 8||Tu B'Shevat 2012||Jewish||-2171|
|Feb 12||Lincoln's Birthday 2012||Observance||-2471|
|Feb 14||Valentine's Day 2012||Observance||-2469|
|Feb 20||Maha Shivaratri 2012||Hindu||-2159|
|Feb 20||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2012||Federal Holiday||-2463|
|Feb 21||Mardi Gras 2012||Christian||-2462|
|Feb 22||Lent 2012||Christian||-2157|
|Feb 22||Ash Wednesday 2012||Christian||-2461|