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Is it just 40 days before easter sunday? when is that?
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Ash Wednesday, 40 days before easter on the 7th wednesday before easter. It a catholic thing isn't it?
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It starts the day after Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). It's officially called Ash Wednesday, because on that day people would go to church and have ash smeared on their forhead, as a sign of repentance.
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(Original post by sublime_envy)
Ash Wednesday, 40 days before easter on the 7th wednesday before easter. It a catholic thing isn't it?
No, it isn't specifically Catholic - C of E have Ash Wednesday services
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so there is shrove tuesday and then lent starts on ash wednesday
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Ok thanks people I might try giving up chocolate again
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damn that means mardi gras is going to be starting in New Orleans. I miss it for another year
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so there is shrove tuesday and then lent starts on ash wednesday
Yeah, that's the reason why there is a Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day in the first place...
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I see
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woah pancake day in 2 days! why is it so early this year?
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because Easter is early!
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woah pancake day in 2 days! why is it so early this year?
I don't know, ask the Church, it's them who make it confusing.

I had pancakes earlier. We're not religious or anythin. Lent? Pah, what's the point...
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