When Is Ash Wednesday

When is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lent. It is exactly 46 days before Easter. This is a movable date where the date keeps changing every year. People start lent fasting on this day.

Why is it called Ash Wednesday?

The reason it is known as Ash Wednesday is because devotes place ash in the shape of cross on their forehead. The ash is got after the Palm branches are burnt which are from the previous year. The ash is mixed with oil and the paste is used by the minister who provides the services.  The sign of the cross on the foreheads of the disciples is made by the minister himself.

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