Lent for the year 2017 starts on Wednesday, March 1st and ends on Thursday, April 13 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 2017?
Wednesday, March 1st is the 59 day of the 2017 calendar year with -1 year, -7 months, -21 days until the start of Lent 2017.
March 2017 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 1 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2017||Christian||-600|
|Mar 1 - Wed||Lent 2017||Christian||-600|
|Mar 2 - Thurs||Read Across America Day 2017||Observance||-599|
|Mar 3 - Fri||Employee Appreciation Day 2017||Observance||-598|
|Mar 12 - Sun||Purim 2017||Jewish||-589|
|Mar 12 - Sun||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2017||Daylight Saving||-589|
|Mar 13 - Mon||Holi 2017||Hindu||-588|
|Mar 17 - Fri||St. Patrick's Day 2017||Observance||-584|
|Mar 20 - Mon||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2017||Season||-581|