Friday December 03, 2021

Lent 2026


Man praying to cross during Lent.
March 2026
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Daylight Saving Start
Sunday March 8
4 years, 3 months, 5 days
or 1556 days

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St Patricks Day
Tuesday March 17
4 years, 3 months, 14 days
or 1565 days

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Lent
Wednesday February 18
4 years, 2 months, 15 days
or 1538 days

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Palm Sunday
Sunday March 29
4 years, 3 months, 26 days
or 1577 days

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Lent for the year 2026 starts on Wednesday, February 18th and ends on Thursday, April 2 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 2026

Wednesday, February 18th is day number 49 of the 2026 calendar year with 4 years, 2 months, 15 days until the start of Lent 2026.


Lent
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 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -646
Lent 2021 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 -289
Lent 2022 Wednesday, March 02, 2022 89
Lent 2023 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 446
Lent 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 803
Lent 2025 Wednesday, March 05, 2025 1188


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