12 Things You Should Know About Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis (R) blesses a nun during the Ash Wednesday mass which opens Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, on March 6, 2019 at the Santa Sabina church in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

On your way to work, school or wherever your business of the day is, you are most likely to have come into contact with commuters with the sign of the cross on their foreheads.

In case you are wondering why these individuals have ash on their forehead or maybe you are even one of such individuals, today is an important date in the Christian calendar as faith members observe Ash Wednesday.

What exactly is Ash Wednesday? Keep reading below to find out facts about the day.

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