Monday June 24, 2019

Lent 2015

Man praying to cross during Lent.Man praying to cross during Lent.

Lent for the year 2015 starts on Wednesday, February 18th and ends on Thursday, April 2 with eveining mass on Holy Thursday.

Lent is a Christian annual period that starts on Ash Wednesday lasting for 40 days (not Including Sundays) representing the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. This 40 day period for Christians is a time to reflect, fast, and give penance in preparation for the resurrection of Christ Easter Sunday.

Is Lent 40 days

Lent for Christians starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on either the evening of Maundy Thursday or on sundown of Holy Saturday (day before Easter Sunday). However the practices of Lent do not end until sundown on Holy Saturday for all Christian denominations. So it is 44 days from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday and another two days with Good Friday and Holy Saturday added to give a total of 46 days for Lent. But Sundays are excluded from fasting during Lent and with 6 Sundays removed from the count we get lent being a 40 day liturgical period.

Wednesday, February 18th is day number 49 of the 2015 calendar year with -4 years, -4 months, -6 days until the start of Lent 2015.

More information on Lent. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Name(s):Lent, Quadragesima
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Begins Ash Wednesday lasting about six weeks and ends just before Easter

February 2015 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - SunNational Freedom Day 2015Observance-1605
Feb 2 - Mon Groundhog Day 2015 Observance-1604
Feb 4Tu B'Shevat 2015Jewish-1299
Feb 6 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2015Observance-1600
Feb 12 - ThursLincoln's Birthday 2015Observance-1594
Feb 14 - Sat Valentine's Day 2015 Observance-1592
Feb 16 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2015Federal Holiday-1590
Feb 17Maha Shivaratri 2015Hindu-1286
Feb 17 - TuesMardi Gras 2015Christian-1589
Feb 18Lent 2015Christian-1285
Feb 18 - WedAsh Wednesday 2015Christian-1588
Feb 19 - Thurs Chinese New Year 2015 Observance-1587

Lent by Year