Start of Lent is Valentines Day - Ash Wednesday


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Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 and ends on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Easter is March 31st, 2024.

Note: Quadragesima Sunday (the first Sunday after Ash Wednesday) is February 18, 2024.

Whereas the Eastern Orthodox Lent begins March 18th, 2024 and Easter is April 24th, 2022

Note: The Sunday of Orthodoxy, which is the first Sunday of Lent, is on May 4th, 2024

When Is Lent in 2024? The Start and End Date of the Holy Season (goodhousekeeping.com)

On Ash Wednesday, which is traditionally a somber holiday, a church's priest or pastor will dip their finger into a tray of ashes and spread them on congregants' foreheads in the shape of a cross. While doing this, they'll say, “from dust you came and from dust you will return.” The ashes are made by burning palm branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday (this year, Palm Sunday falls on March 24).

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