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What is Lent? And When Does Lent Start?

When does Lent 2020 start?

In 2020 Lent begins on Wednesday 26 February. The Lent dates for 2020 are 26 February - 9 April. 

When does Lent 2020 end?

The last day of Lent 2020 is Thursday 9 April.

When the Lent period ends depends how you count the 40 days as eastern and western churches observe Lent slightly differently. In western churches Sundays are excluded meaning Lent ends on Holy Saturday. Eastern churches include Lent Sundays meaning it ends on Palm Sunday, the Friday before Easter. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week.

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