First Day of Lent 2022


When is First Day of Lent 2022?

First Day of Lent 2022 is on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (in 131 days).  Calendar for 2022
First Day of Lent 2021 has already passed: it was on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (246 days ago).  Calendar for 2021


What is First Day of Lent?

Lent celebrants participating in a street procession during Holy WeekLent celebrants participating in a street procession during Holy Week (the final week of Lent).
First Day of Lent is the beginning of the 40 day fasting period of Lent. It always falls on Ash Wednesday and occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday (there is no obligation to fast on the six Sundays in Lent). The earliest possible date it can occur is February 4, the latest possible date is March 10.

It is preceded by Fat Tuesday (also called Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras), the last day of feasting before the fasting of Lent begins.

Further reading: Lent on Wikipedia

When is First Day of Lent 2023?

First Day of Lent 2023 is on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 (in 488 days).  Calendar for 2023

Dates for First Day of Lent from 2017 to 2027

The next occurrence of First Day of Lent is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
First Day of Lent 2017      March 1, 2017      Wednesday      1695 days ago
First Day of Lent 2018      February 14, 2018      Wednesday      1345 days ago
First Day of Lent 2019      March 6, 2019      Wednesday      960 days ago
First Day of Lent 2020      February 26, 2020      Wednesday      603 days ago
First Day of Lent 2021      February 17, 2021      Wednesday      246 days ago
First Day of Lent 2022      March 2, 2022      Wednesday      in 131 days
First Day of Lent 2023      February 22, 2023      Wednesday      in 488 days
First Day of Lent 2024      February 14, 2024      Wednesday      in 845 days
First Day of Lent 2025      March 5, 2025      Wednesday      in 1230 days
First Day of Lent 2026      February 18, 2026      Wednesday      in 1580 days
First Day of Lent 2027      February 10, 2027      Wednesday      in 1937 days
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