Lent is a period observed by Christians in order to prepare for Easter. It is 40 weekdays before Easter starting with Ash Wednesday. This period is usually characterized by fasting and penitence. The Roman Catholic Church observes these days until the Thursday before Easter which is called Holy Thursday. Other churches follow it until Easter Saturday. Thinking of Lent 2017?
When Is Lent 2017?
Lent 2017 will start on Wednesday March 1, 2017. It will end on Thursday, April 13, 2017 according to the Roman Catholic calendar. Note should be taken that the six Sundays in Lent are not included in the 40 days since Christians believe each Sunday to be a “mini Easter”. Easter is celebrated by some Christians as the day Jesus’ conquered death (sin) by rising from the death.
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