Monday December 05, 2022

Lent 2021

Man praying to cross during Lent.
February 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Valentines Day
Sunday February 14
-1 years, -9 months, -19 days
or -659 days


Presidents Day
Monday February 15
-1 years, -9 months, -18 days
or -658 days


Wednesday February 17
-1 years, -9 months, -16 days
or -656 days


Lent for the year 2021 starts on Wednesday, February 17th and ends on Thursday, April 1 with evening mass on Holy Thursday.

Lent is a Christian annual period that starts on Ash Wednesday lasting for 40 days (not Including Sundays) representing the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. This 40 day period for Christians is a time to reflect, fast, and give penance in preparation for the resurrection of Christ Easter Sunday.

Is Lent 40 days

Lent for Christians starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on either the evening of Maundy Thursday or on sundown of Holy Saturday (day before Easter Sunday). However the practices of Lent do not end until sundown on Holy Saturday for all Christian denominations. So it is 44 days from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday and another two days with Good Friday and Holy Saturday added to give a total of 46 days for Lent. But Sundays are excluded from fasting during Lent and with 6 Sundays removed from the count we get lent being a 40 day liturgical period.

Days to Lent 2021

Wednesday, February 17th is day number 48 of the 2021 calendar year with -1 year, -9 months, -16 days until the start of Lent 2021.

Name(s):Lent, Quadragesima
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Begins Ash Wednesday lasting about six weeks and ends just before Easter

Dates for Lent

HolidayDateDays to Go
Lent 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 -656
Lent 2022 Wednesday, March 02, 2022 -278
Lent 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 79
Lent 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 436
Lent 2025 Wednesday, March 05, 2025 821
Lent 2026 Wednesday, February 18, 2026 1171