Ash Wednesday 2021
17th February 2021
Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.

The date changes each year:
in 2021 Ash Wednesday will be on 17 February
in 2022 Ash Wednesday will be on 2 March
in 2023 Ash Wednesday will be on 22 February
in 2024 Ash Wednesday will be on 14 February
in 2025 Ash Wednesday will be on 5 March


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