USAMeanwhile 2 feb 2024

Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday, usually falling in February or March.

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer

It marks the beginning of Lent, a period of 40 days (excluding Sundays)

40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter Sunday. 

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents 

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Ash Wednesday and Lent among Christians of various denominations 

The ashes symbolize mortality, repentance, and the need for spiritual renewal.