Ash Wednesday 2018


When is Ash Wednesday 2018?

Ash Wednesday 2018 is on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (in 296 days).  2018 Calendar
Ash Wednesday 2017 has already passed: it was on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (53 days ago).  2017 Calendar

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 2019?

Ash Wednesday 2019 is on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (in 681 days).  2019 Calendar

Dates for Ash Wednesday from 2010 to 2025

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When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Ash Wednesday 2010      February 17, 2010      Wednesday      2622 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2011      March 9, 2011      Wednesday      2237 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2012      February 22, 2012      Wednesday      1887 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2013      February 13, 2013      Wednesday      1530 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2014      March 5, 2014      Wednesday      1145 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2015      February 18, 2015      Wednesday      795 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2016      February 10, 2016      Wednesday      438 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2017      March 1, 2017      Wednesday      53 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2018      February 14, 2018      Wednesday      in 296 days
Ash Wednesday 2019      March 6, 2019      Wednesday      in 681 days
Ash Wednesday 2020      February 26, 2020      Wednesday      in 1038 days
Ash Wednesday 2021      February 17, 2021      Wednesday      in 1395 days
Ash Wednesday 2022      March 2, 2022      Wednesday      in 1773 days
Ash Wednesday 2023      February 22, 2023      Wednesday      in 2130 days
Ash Wednesday 2024      February 14, 2024      Wednesday      in 2487 days
Ash Wednesday 2025      March 5, 2025      Wednesday      in 2872 days
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