Ash Wednesday 2016


When is Ash Wednesday 2016?

Ash Wednesday 2016 is on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (in 4 days).

What is Ash Wednesday?

Ashes are sprinkled on the top of the head in this 1881 Polish painting.Ashes are sprinkled on the top of the head in this 1881 Polish painting.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 or as late as March 10.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned.

Further reading:
• For very detailed information about Ash Wednesday see Wikipedia.

When is Ash Wednesday 2017?

Ash Wednesday 2017 is on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (in 389 days).

Dates for Ash Wednesday from 2010 to 2020

The next occurrence of Ash Wednesday is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Ash Wednesday 2010      February 17, 2010      Wednesday      2180 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2011      March 9, 2011      Wednesday      1795 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2012      February 22, 2012      Wednesday      1445 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2013      February 13, 2013      Wednesday      1088 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2014      March 5, 2014      Wednesday      703 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2015      February 18, 2015      Wednesday      353 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2016      February 10, 2016      Wednesday      in 4 days
Ash Wednesday 2017      March 1, 2017      Wednesday      in 389 days
Ash Wednesday 2018      February 14, 2018      Wednesday      in 739 days
Ash Wednesday 2019      March 6, 2019      Wednesday      in 1124 days
Ash Wednesday 2020      February 26, 2020      Wednesday      in 1481 days
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