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14 Feb 2024

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About Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a Christian sacred day of petition, fasting and apology. It is preceded before by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash Wednesday is seen by numerous Western Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Old Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and a few Baptists. Ash Wednesday gets its name from the setting of atonement fiery remains on the brows of members to either the words "Apologize, and put stock in the Gospel" or the proclamation "Recollect that you are clean, and to tidy you might restore."
The ashes might be set up by consuming palm leaves from the earlier year's Palm Sunday festivities. Since it is the first day of Lent, numerous Christians, on Ash Wednesday, frequently start denoting a Lenten logbook, supplicating a Lenten every day reverential, and keeping away from an extravagance that they won't share in until the point when Easter Sunday arrives. In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is seen by fasting, restraint from meat, and atonement – a day of thinking about one's transgressions. 
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Roman Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are allowed to devour just a single full dinner, which might be supplemented by two littler suppers, which together ought not equivalent the full feast. A few Catholics will go past the base commitments requested by the Church and embrace an entire quick or a bread and water quick until dusk. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are likewise days of forbearance from meat, similar to all Fridays amid Lent. Some Roman Catholics keep fasting all through Lent, just like the Church's conventional prerequisite, finishing up simply after the festival of the Easter Vigil. Where the Ambrosian Rite is watched, the day of fasting and restraint is put off to the principal Friday in the Ambrosian Lent, after nine days.
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