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When Does Lent 2015 Begin?


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

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Question: When Does Lent 2015 Begin?

The season of Lent, the time of preparation for Easter Sunday, begins on a different date each year. When does Lent 2015 begin?

Answer: Lent 2015 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. For Eastern Rite Catholics, Lent 2015 begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday, February 16, 2015.

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