Ash Wednesday 2016


When is Ash Wednesday 2016?

Ash Wednesday 2016 is on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (in 257 days).
Ash Wednesday 2015 has already passed - it was on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 99 days ago.

What is Ash Wednesday?

When is Ash Wednesday 2016?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.

For very detailed information about Ash Wednesday see Wikipedia.

When is Ash Wednesday 2017?

Ash Wednesday 2017 is on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (in 642 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      1926 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2011      March 9, 2011      Wednesday      1541 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2012      February 22, 2012      Wednesday      1191 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2013      February 13, 2013      Wednesday      834 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2014      March 5, 2014      Wednesday      449 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2015      February 18, 2015      Wednesday      99 days ago
Ash Wednesday 2016      February 10, 2016      Wednesday      in 257 days
Ash Wednesday 2017      March 1, 2017      Wednesday      in 642 days
Ash Wednesday 2018      February 14, 2018      Wednesday      in 992 days
Ash Wednesday 2019      March 6, 2019      Wednesday      in 1377 days
Ash Wednesday 2020      February 26, 2020      Wednesday      in 1734 days
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Ash Wednesday 2016 Dates of Ash Wednesday 2016 and surrounding years
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See also: Dates for other Christian holidays

Ascension Day
Ash Wednesday
Boxing Day
Christmas
Christmas Day
Christmas Eve
Easter
Easter Monday
Easter Saturday
Easter Sunday
Eastertide
Easter Week
Fat Tuesday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Holy Thursday
Holy Week
Lent
Mardi Gras
Maundy Thursday
Palm Sunday
Pancake Day
Pentecost Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
St. Stephen's Day

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