When is Lent in 2017 ?

When is Lent in 2017 ?

Lent in 2017 will start on Wednesday, the 1st of March (1/3/2017) and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 15th of April.

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What is lent ?

Lent is a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations. It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays). During Lent, participants eat sparingly or give up a particular food or habit. It’s not uncommon for people to give up smoking during Lent, or to swear off watching television or eating candy or telling lies. It’s six weeks of self-discipline.