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What time does lent start this year?
Last Updated: 6th March, 2020
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Just so, what time of day does lent start?
This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. But before Lent even begins, there's Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, which is a time to "clean the soul," according to the BBC. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday.
Furthermore, how long is Lent this year 2019? Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday – which in 2019 is March 6. Lent lasts 40 days with the Sundays seen as celebrations and not counted. Good Friday is also traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
Also Know, what are the 40 days of Lent in 2019?
During Lent, people give up certain food and drink, and it is observed for 40 days from Ash Wednesday up until Holy Thursday - Thursday, April 18.
What are the rules for Lent?
Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are: Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.