First day of Lent or Ash Wednesday

When:
February 22, 2012 all-day
2012-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
2012-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Various

For many Christians, today is the beginning of 46 days of fasting before Easter. It is called Ash Wednesday, because priests place ashes in the form of a cross on the forehead of believers.

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