Ash Wednesday

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the 7th Wednesday before Easter

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14 when we had that rare coincidence of celebrating Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season for us Catholics, and Valentine's Day, a festive occasion for all lovers.
Thus in order for Lent to include 40 days on which fasting could occur, it had to be expanded to six full weeks (with 6 days of fasting in each week), plus 4 extra days Ash Wednesday and the Thursday, Friday and Saturday that follow it.
The day brought back interesting memories of my first Ash Wednesday as a young, inquisitive Class Two boy in Karugo Group of Schools.
Lent, a season of fasting, reflection and prayer, begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Maundy Thursday.
Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of prayer, charity, fasting, and abstinence for Catholics.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians, a solemn 40- day period leading up to Easter.
Today most "mainline" denominations, including Catholics, Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians and others allow for the "imposition" (as called in Catholic and Episcopalian prayer books) of ashes during an Ash Wednesday service.
A host of Carnival/Shrovetide events take place between the Epiphany and Ash Wednesday.
That's the question many Christians will face on Wednesday, when Valentine's Day and the Ash Wednesday holiday marking the start of Lent fall on the same day for the first time since World War Two.
True Carnival professionals don't hold back -- they'll take a week off until Ash Wednesday to party extensively before Lent starts.
This year the day of hearts and love coincides with the opening of the Lenten season, Ash Wednesday.
THE eagle-eyed among your readers may have spotted that this year Ash Wednesday falls on the same day as Valentine's Day - the first time since 1945.
The exact date for Ash Wednesday changes every year and in 2018, it falls on February 14, Valentine's Day.
The six-week period beforeEasterbegins on Ash Wednesday and will see people give up all sorts of things including alcohol, caffeine, smoking and favourite foods, particularly chocolate.
One of the reasons we do it is because people are Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent - a time for re-flection and repentance in preparation for the celebration perhaps losing the sense of Lent Bishop Paul of Easter.