Ash Wednesday facts
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar. It occurs 46 days before Easter. The date is different each year because the date of Easter varies. It can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10.
Ash Wednesday is a very important part of Lent.
The dates of Ash Wednesday are:
An Episcopal priest has an Ashes to Go station for commuters at the Metro-North Railroad in the American state of Connecticut
The chancel of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church on Ash Wednesday 2015 (the veiled altar cross and purple paraments are customary during Lent)
On Ash Wednesday in 2016, two Episcopal priests distribute ashes to passerby in the American city of Boca Raton as part of the Ashes to Go movement
Ash Wednesday by Carl Spitzweg: the end of Carnival
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