On February 27, 2023
Categories: Religious Dates
Begins on Monday 27 February 2023
Ends on Friday 7 April 2023
Great Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the desert overcoming temptation by Satan. In the Orthodox Church, Great Lent starts on Clean Monday and ends on the Friday before Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.