When Does Lent End?

Welcome to WhenDoesLentEnd.com. Many people partake in Lent, but many do not know the reasoning behind the Christian period of fasting and commemoration. “When Does Lent End?” is one of the most common questions asked when undertaking the 40 weekday fasting period. This website has some information about the history of Lent, and all of the dates, from the year 2000 to the year 2017.


When Does Lent Start?

Lent 2014 starts on 5th March.

When Does Lent End?

Lent 2013 ends on the 17th April.

What is Lent?

In short, Lent is a period of 40 weekdays (about 6 weeks) preceding Easter. For those who practice certain denominations of Christianity, it is often devoted to fasting (or giving up one’s favourite foods), penance (repentence of sins), and sometimes even abstinence (abstaining from sex). This is in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness.

Please note, depending on the denomination of Christianity practiced, there may be differences in the dates used for Lent. As such, this website acts as a guide, and exact dates should be checked with your Church.


Future Lent Dates:

2014
Starts: 5th March
Finishes: 17th April

2015
Starts: 18th February
Finishes: 2nd April

2016
Starts: 10th February
Finishes: 24th March

2017
Starts: 1st March
Finishes: 15th April

Past Lent Dates:

2000
Started: 8th March
Finished: 20th April

2001
Started: 28th February
Finished: 12th April

2002
Started: 13th February
Finished: 28th March

2003
Started: 5th March
Finished: 17th April

2004
Started: 25th February
Finished: 8th April

2005
Started: 9th February
Finished: 24th March

2006
Started: 1st March
Finished: 13th April

2007
Started: 21st February
Finished: 5th April

2008
Started: 6th February
Finished: 20nd March

2009
Started: 25th February
Finished: 9th April

2010
Started: 17th February
Finished: 1st April

2011
Started: 9th March
Finished: 21st April

2012
Started: 22nd February
Finished: 5th April

2013
Started: 13th February
Finished: 28th March

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