Monday June 24, 2019

Lent 2022

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

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)

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

March 2022 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 1 - TuesMardi Gras 2022Christian980
Mar 1 - TuesIsra and Mi'raj 2022Muslim980
Mar 2 - WedAsh Wednesday 2022Christian981
Mar 2 - WedLent 2022Christian 981
Mar 2 - WedRead Across America Day 2022Observance981
Mar 4 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2022Observance983
Mar 13 - SunDaylight Saving Time - begins 2022Daylight Saving992
Mar 17 - ThursSt. Patrick's Day 2022Observance996
Mar 18 - FriPurim 2022Jewish997
Mar 18 - FriHoli 2022Hindu997
Mar 19 - SatLaylat al Bara'at 2022Muslim998
Mar 20 - SunSpring/Fall - March equinox 2022Season999

Lent by Year