It occurs 46 days before Easter. Here are seven interesting facts about Lent. Here are seven interesting facts about Lent. Since then the practice has become an annual ritual in many Christian churches including Catholics, Lutherans, and Methodists. For leap years it is 47 days before Easter. The date is different each year because the date of Easter varies. But what about it is so special as to celebrate it? On February 16, 1983, more than 180 bushfires swept across South Australia and Victoria killing 75 people and destroying more than 3,000 buildings. It was first called the Day of Ashes. They include a ban on alleluia songs, a half-time celebration, and why many Protestants do not observe the season. Ash Wednesday is the start of the Lenten season that leads to Easter for Christians. It can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10. The date is different each year because the date of Easter varies. Ash Wednesday, in the Western Church, the first day of Lent [1], being the seventh Wednesday before Easter.

The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday.Within twelve hours, more than 180 fires fanned by winds of up to 110 km/h (68 mph) caused widespread destruction across the states of Victoria and South Australia. It can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10. They include a ban on alleluia songs, a half-time celebration, and why many Protestants do not observe the season. With much of southern Australia aflame in 40 degree heat and driving northerly winds most of us in that part of the world have our own personal stories about the day that left 75 people dead and almost 2500 houses destroyed.

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Here are seven interesting facts about Lent. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar. Facts About Ash Wednesday

The Meaning of Ashes. Ash Wednesday 25 years on, Bushfire CRC The Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983 are etched in the national story as deep as Cyclone Tracy and the Newcastle earthquake. It occurs 46 days before Easter.

4 things to know about Ash Wednesday March 5 ... On Ash Wednesday, many Christians have ashes put on their forehead – a practice that has been going on for about a thousand years.