The Christian holy day marks the beginning of Lent.

 

Do you wonder what Ash Wednesday and Lent are about? Why do so many Christians observe this day of fasting and time period known as Lent leading up to and in preparation for Easter? Here is a brief article about it you can read from the link below.

Source: Ash Wednesday 2016: History, Dates, Traditions Of Lent’s First Day Of Fasting