When does Lent start? When does Lent end?
Lent in 2021 begins on Wednesday, February 17, and ends on Saturday, April 3, lasting 47 days.
Sundays are the one day of the week observers get free from their fast – so in total, Lent lasts 40 days.
The period begins on Ash Wednesday – the day after Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day in the UK.