Dates of Lent and Easter

Question: When is Ash Wednesday? When is Easter?

Year

Ash Wednesday

Easter

  2005
February 9
March 27  
  2006
March 1
April 16  
  2007
February 21
April 8  
  2008
February 6
March 23  
  2009
February 25
April 12  
  2010
February 17
April 4  
  2011
March 9
April 24  
  2012
February 22
April 8  
  2013
February 13
March 31  
  2014
March 5
April 20  
  2015
February 18
April 5  

SpacerFor information about how the date of Easter is determined as well as a schedule of dates for Easter through 2024, visit the FAQs at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Question: So when is Lent?

SpacerAsh Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Lent ends before evening prayers on Holy Thursday, when the Triduum begins.

Question: Tridu-what?

SpacerThe Easter triduum, marking the days of Jesus' passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening. See: Meditations on the Triduum

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