Wednesday June 26, 2019

Lent 2018


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

Lent for the year 2018 starts on Wednesday, February 14th and ends on Thursday, March 29 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.

Days to Lent

Wednesday, February 14th is day number 45 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -4 months, -12 days until the start of Lent 2018.


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

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

February 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - ThursNational Freedom Day 2018Observance-510
Feb 2 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2018Observance-509
Feb 2 - Fri Groundhog Day 2018 Observance-509
Feb 12 - MonLincoln's Birthday 2018Observance-499
Feb 13 - TuesMardi Gras 2018Christian-498
Feb 14 - WedMaha Shivaratri 2018Hindu-497
Feb 14 - WedLent 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - WedAsh Wednesday 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - Wed Valentine's Day 2018 Observance-497
Feb 16 - Fri Chinese New Year 2018 Observance-495
Feb 19 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2018Federal Holiday-492

Lent by Year



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