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When Does Lent 2014 Begin?

Find the dates of Ash Wednesday and Clean Monday in 2014


Ash Wednesday 2010, St. Matthew Cathedral, Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Catholics pray during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., February 17, 2010.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Question: When Does Lent 2014 Begin?

The season of Lent, the time of preparation for Easter Sunday, begins on a different date each year. When does Lent 2014 begin?

Answer: Lent 2014 begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014. For Eastern Rite Catholics, Lent 2014 begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday, March 3, 2014.

For the dates of all Holy Days of Obligation and moveable feasts during Lent, see the Catholic Calendar for Lent 2014. For the date when Lent begins in other years, see When Does Lent Start? 

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 Is Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation?
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