Sunday July 21, 2024

Lent 2024

Man praying to cross during Lent.
February 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Wednesday February 14
-5 months, -7 days
or -158 days


Presidents Day
Monday February 19
-5 months, -2 days
or -153 days


Lent for the year 2024 starts on Wednesday, February 14th and ends on Thursday, March 28 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 2024

Wednesday, February 14th is day number 45 of the 2024 calendar year with -5 months, -7 days until the start of Lent 2024.

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 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 -515
Lent 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 -158
Lent 2025 Wednesday, March 05, 2025 227
Lent 2026 Wednesday, February 18, 2026 577
Lent 2027 Wednesday, February 10, 2027 934
Lent 2028 Wednesday, March 01, 2028 1319