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Did you ever have a cross of ashes on your forehead on Ash Wednesday?
Wondering why a small dusty cross anoints the foreheads of Christians once a year? Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a 40-day period of penance for Christians around the world. It always falls on the Wednesday six and a half weeks before Easter, which Christians believe is the day Jesus was resurrected.
The meaning of the cross of ashes on Ash Wednesday
The holiday marks the start of a period of reflection and repentance that lasts until Easter.