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When Is Ash Wednesday 2013?

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Ash Wednesday 2008 at Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

A woman prays after receiving ashes on her forehead in observance of Ash Wednesday at Saint Louis Cathedral, February 6, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Question: When Is Ash Wednesday 2013?

In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Answer: Ash Wednesday falls on February 13, 2013. For the date of Ash Wednesday in other years, see When Is Ash Wednesday?

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