When is Lent?
Lent Dates 2013
Western Christianity date of Lent 2013
Start of Lent 2013 (Ash Wednesday) - Wednesday 13 February 2013
End of Lent 2013 (Holy Saturday) - Saturday 30 March 2013
Eastern Orthodox Christianity date of Lent 2013
Start of Lent 2013 (Clean Monday) - Monday 18 March 2013
End of Lent 2013 (Friday before Palm Sunday) - Friday 26 April 2013
Countdown to Lent
There are -126 days until Lent.
There are -3042 hours until Lent.
When does Lent start and end?
In Western Christianity, Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days (not including Sundays) until Holy Saturday.
In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Lent starts on Clean Monday and ends on the Friday before Palm Sunday.
What is Lent?
Lent, is the 40 day period of fasting and prayer before Easter. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert overcoming temptation by Satan. The period of Lent is preparation for the annual commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, celebrated during Holy Week.
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