Sunday August 18, 2019

Lent 2020

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

Lent for the year 2020 starts on Wednesday, February 26th and ends on Thursday, April 9 with evening 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 26th is day number 57 of the 2020 calendar year with 6 months, 8 days until the start of Lent 2020.

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

Dates for Lent

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lent 2018 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -550
Lent 2019 Wednesday, March 06, 2019 -165
Lent 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 192
Lent 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 549
Lent 2022 Wednesday, March 02, 2022 927
Lent 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 1284