Ash Wednesday is on March 6 to mark the start of the 2019 Lenten season. The death and rebirth of Jesus is an essential event remembered each year during a season of preparation called Lent and a season of celebration called Easter. On Ash Wednesday, many Christians have ashes put on their forehead. It’s a practice that has been going on for about a thousand years to remind them that they are created from dust, and will return to dust.

According to India Parenting, “Lent is the 40-day period of fasting and abstinence observed by Catholics around the world. This period begins on a Wednesday, which is known as Ash Wednesday, immediately after Mardi Gras, and ends 40 days later (excluding Sundays), on Easter Sunday. This year, 2003, Lent began on the 5th of March, and will end on 19th April.”

Sundays are not included in Lent, because Jesus was resurrected on a Sunday. Fridays during this period are regarded to be days of penance, because Jesus was crucified on a Friday.

People around the world observe this day

 

 

 
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Here are a few quotes on Ash Wednesday:

 

“Because these wings are no longer wings to fly 
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still” 
― T.S. Eliot

“Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return. Genesis 3:19”
― Bible

“As the ashes take away our sins, new growth happens. We start our life anew, just as a forest does after it, too, has been touched by the fire of sins.” 
― Anthony T. Hincks

“Pray for those who chose and oppose” 
― T.S. Eliot

“No place of grace for those who avoid the face
No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice” 
― T.S. Eliot