Ash Wednesday, observed this year on Feb. 22, 2012, the first day of Lent where many Christians fast and focus on the reason for the Easter season. Since Ash Wednesday is coming, maybe some Christian is wondering “What Ash Wednesday is all about?”
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and start of the 40 days before Easter. Below is a short video presentation that would make a little more understanding of Ash Wednesday, the Pasting, Praying and Giving. A little history of wearing ashes dating back to the Old Testament, to the practices of Catholics and Christians during Lent.