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40 Days of Lent

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, lasts 40 days not counting Sundays and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.

There are 46 days because Sundays are not included during Lent. Some say that Sundays aren't counted in the 40 days of Lent, because every Sunday carries with it a part of the glow of Easter Sunday. So it's not all gloom and doom. But even on the Sundays, the theme of repentance (turning from our ungodly ways) holds true. When you repent, you please God whether you fast or not, and that is what most counts for Lent. Others say that Sundays are not included because Lent is a serious time but Sundays are always a day of celebration in the Christian Church.

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How many more days of Lent?

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How many days are in Lent?

40 days!

How many days before Easter Sunday does Lent begin?

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How many days are there till Easter?

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For how many days do Christians fast?

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Can you eat fish on Lent?

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Why does lent last more than forty days this year?

Lent always lasts for more than calendar days. The 40 days of fasting does not include Sundays, meaning Lent lasts for 46 calendar days.

Why do catholics fast for 40 days?

They fast for lent. Lent is 40 days between ash Wednesday and Easter.

What day of the week is not counted toward the 40 days of lent?

Sundays are not included when counting the amount of days in Lent.

Why does Lent not include Sundays?

Because Sundays are days of celebration and therefore are not Lent.

Does Lent count on Sunday?

Sundays are not counted as part of the forty days of Lent.

End of lent?

In 40 days

How does Lent last?

40 days

Buddhist Lent Day?

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How many weeks of Lent are there in the Roman Catholic Church?

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Why does Lent begin on Ash Wednesday?

It is 46 days before Easter. Lent is 40 days, but traditionally does not include Sundays, which is why it is 46 days before Easter.

How did Lent start?

lent all started with Jesus in the wilderness. he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and lent is 40 days be for Easter. Jesus wants us to love everyone.

Why does lent last 46 days and not 40?

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