Lent 2014 Dates and Calendar: Ash Wednesday, Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday

March 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lent began in 2014 on March 5 with Ash Wednesday, preceded by Clean Monday.

The period of approximately six weeks lasts through April 13 this year, the Friday before Palm Sunday. However, keep in mind that different sects of Christianity and Catholicism keep track of the time period differently, so they don’t all have it ending on the same day.

The period represents the time that Jesus is said to have fasted in the desert before teaching publicly. He was tempted by the Devil during that time.

Check out the full dates and calendar below:

Clean Monday, the first day of Lent in Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches
March 3

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent for Roman Catholics and many other sects
March 5

First Sunday of Lent
March 9

Second Sunday of Lent
March 16

Feast of Saint Patrick
March 17

Feast of Saint Joseph
March 19

Third Sunday of Lent
March 23

The Annunciation of the Lord
March 25

Fourth Sunday of Lent, or Mothering Sunday, which started Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom
March 30

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday, the start of Passiontide
April 6

Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week
April 13

Holy Thursday
April 17

Good Friday
April 18

Holy Saturday
April 19

April 20


Ash Wednesday Meaning

Ash Wednesday Fasting Rules

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