Lent for the year 2022 starts on Wednesday, March 2nd and ends on Thursday, April 14 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, March 2nd is day number 61 of the 2022 calendar year with 2 years, 8 months, 6 days until the start of Lent 2022.
More information on Lent. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Begins Ash Wednesday lasting about six weeks and ends just before Easter|
March 2022 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Mar 1 - Tues||Mardi Gras 2022||Christian||980|
|Mar 1 - Tues||Isra and Mi'raj 2022||Muslim||980|
|Mar 2 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2022||Christian||981|
|Mar 2 - Wed||Lent 2022||Christian||981|
|Mar 2 - Wed||Read Across America Day 2022||Observance||981|
|Mar 4 - Fri||Employee Appreciation Day 2022||Observance||983|
|Mar 13 - Sun||Daylight Saving Time - begins 2022||Daylight Saving||992|
|Mar 17 - Thurs||St. Patrick's Day 2022||Observance||996|
|Mar 18 - Fri||Purim 2022||Jewish||997|
|Mar 18 - Fri||Holi 2022||Hindu||997|
|Mar 19 - Sat||Laylat al Bara'at 2022||Muslim||998|
|Mar 20 - Sun||Spring/Fall - March equinox 2022||Season||999|