Tuesday June 25, 2019

Lent 2021

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

Lent for the year 2021 starts on Wednesday, February 17th and ends on Thursday, April 1 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 17th is day number 48 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 7 months, 23 days until the start of Lent 2021.

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 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - MonNational Freedom Day 2021Observance587
Feb 2 - TuesGroundhog Day 2021Observance588
Feb 5 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2021Observance591
Feb 12 - FriChinese New Year 2021Observance598
Feb 12 - FriLincoln's Birthday 2021Observance598
Feb 14 - SunValentine's Day 2021Observance600
Feb 15 - MonPresidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2021Federal Holiday601
Feb 16 - TuesMardi Gras 2021Christian602
Feb 17 - WedAsh Wednesday 2021Christian603
Feb 17 - WedLent 2021Christian603
Feb 27 - SatPurim 2021Jewish613

Lent by Year