It’s observed on this day by individuals from various sectors of Christianity, including Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Methodists. Orthodox Christians will celebrate the day this year according to the Old Calendar. on 11th March.
What does the day signify?
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a six-week period during which Christians often abstain from rich foods such as meat and dairy.
Christians take part in the annual abstinent period of Lent in order to remember and honour Jesus Christ, who spent 40 days and nights fasting in the desert while being tempted by Satan.