Meaning of Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or the dictum "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

The ashes are prepared by burning palm leaves from the previous year's Palm Sunday celebrations.

Start Date:

Wednesday 26 February 2020 on Ash Wednesday

End Date:

Saturday 11 April 2020 on Holy Saturday

Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.