Ash Wednesday definition

  • noun:
    • The 7th Wednesday before Easter while the first day of Lent, where many Christians get a mark of ashes in the forehead as a token of penitence and death.
    • A Christian day of penitence, the initial day of Lent. It really is a movable feast which happens 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays).
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    • the very first day of Lent.
    • the seventh Wednesday before Easter; the very first day of Lent; a single day after Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); everyday of fasting and repentance
  • others:
    • initial day's Lent; -- so named from a custom into the Roman Catholic church of placing ashes, on that time, upon the foreheads of penitents.

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