When is Lent in 2026?
In 2026, Lent will begin:
(That's only 159 weeks and 1 days away!)
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
Past Lent dates