Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday (plural Ash Wednesdays)

  1. (Christianity) The first day of Lent, observed as a strict day of penitence in some traditions of Western Christianity, including Roman Catholicism.

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  • Ash Wednesday is a movable feast, which takes place 46 days before Easter, providing for 40 days of Lent (excluding the six Sundays).

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