Quarta-feira de cinzas = Ash Wednesday
- Catholic open the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, a day devoted to fasting, reconciliation, and prayer.
- Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.
"For the Western Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days (forty days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It is a moveable feast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as 4 February or as late as 10 March."