Lent for the year 2016 starts on Wednesday, February 10th 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 2016?
Wednesday, February 10th is the 40 day of the 2016 calendar year with -2 years, -8 months, -8 days until the start of Lent 2016.
February 2016 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1 - Mon||National Freedom Day 2016||Observance||-991|
|Feb 2 - Tues||Groundhog Day 2016||Observance||-990|
|Feb 5 - Fri||National Wear Red Day 2016||Observance||-987|
|Feb 8 - Mon||Chinese New Year 2016||Observance||-984|
|Feb 9 - Tues||Mardi Gras 2016||Christian||-983|
|Feb 10||Lent 2016||Christian||-678|
|Feb 10 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2016||Christian||-982|
|Feb 12 - Fri||Lincoln's Birthday 2016||Observance||-980|
|Feb 14 - Sun||Valentine's Day 2016||Observance||-978|
|Feb 15 - Mon||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2016||Federal Holiday||-977|