Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Question: When Is Lent 2013?

Question: When Is Lent 2013?
Lent is the season of penance and prayer before Easter. When is Lent 2013?
Answer: Lent starts every year on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday 2013 falls on February 13, 2013, and Holy Saturday 2013 falls on March 30, 2013.
While Lent is a 40-day period of fasting and prayer, there are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (inclusive). For an explanation of the discrepancy, see How Are the 40 Days of Lent Calculated?

More FAQs About Lent:

Why Don't Roman Catholics Sing the Alleluia During Lent?
What Should Replace the Alleluia During Lent?
Should I Give Up My Diet for Lent?
What Are the Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church?
Should We Fast on Sundays?
What Is Laetare Sunday?
FAQs About Ash Wednesday:

When Is Ash Wednesday?
What Determines the Date of Ash Wednesday?
How Is the Date of Ash Wednesday Calculated?
Is Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation?
Can Catholics Eat Meat on Ash Wednesday?
Readers Respond:
What Are You Giving Up for Lent 2013?
Read responses (205) Share Your Sacrifice
When Is Lent? - Other Years
When Is Lent 2011? - Dates of Lent 2011
When Is Lent 2012? - Dates of Lent 2012
When Is Lent 2014? - Dates of Lent 2014
Resources for Lent
Catholic Liturgical Calendar for Lent 2013 - Catholic Lenten Calendar 2013
Spiritual Reading for Lent - Catholic Scriptural Readings for Each Day in Lent
Lenten Recipes - Meatless Recipes for Lent
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