Feb 04 2008

First Day of Lent 2008

Published by at 9:59 am under General

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For some strange reason I appear to be second entry on Google.co.uk for the search “first day of lent 2008” because of  my previous post about lent (from 2005).

The first day of lent in 2008 will be from Ash Wednesday on 6th February until Holy Saturday on March 22nd, inclusive.  Most people will probably be unaware that lent does not, traditionally include the lent.

The last week of Lent is known as Holy week and, traditionally, there is no church bell ringing within that week.  There has been some debate as to whether ringing is allowed on Holy Saturday, however this is often because it gets confused with Easter Saturday, which is the Saturday after Easter Sunday.

Also, just in case you are interested, the dates of lent for next year (2009) are February 25th to April 28th inclusive.

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