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Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance. it is preceded via Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash Wednesday is located through many Christians, together with Anglicans, Lutherans, old Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and a few Baptists. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of contributors to either the phrases "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or the dictum "keep in mind that you're dust, and to dust you shall return." The ashes may be prepared with the aid of burning palm leaves from the preceding year's Palm Sunday celebrations. due to the fact that it is the primary day of Lent, many Christians, on Ash Wednesday, often start marking a Lenten calendar, praying a Lenten each day devotional, and abstaining from a luxury that they may not partake in until Easter Sunday arrives.