When is Lent in 2026?

In 2026, Lent will begin:

and ends:

(That's only 86 weeks and 3 days away!)

About Lent

Lent is the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter. It is a period observed by Christians as preparation for Easter, involving fasting and penitence. In the Catholic Church, Lent runs until the Thursday before Easter (Holy Thursday), while others run until Easter Saturday.

For more information, see Lent on Wikipedia

Count down to Lent 2026

When is Lent in other years?

The following is a list of dates of when Lent will happen in the future, and past dates.

Future Lent dates

Event Date
Lent 2026
Lent 2027
Lent 2028
Lent 2029
Lent 2030

Past Lent dates

Event Date
Lent 2025
Lent 2024
Lent 2023
Lent 2022
Lent 2021