#ASHTAG 2017: the Best Ash Wednesday Instagram Selfies

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent for Catholics and other Christians. Believers who participated in the imposition of the ashes were proud to share their selfies on social media for the Lenten season... including Mark Wahlberg. Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter. It includes 40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded. The date of Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox. This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 16. Learn more about the origins and history of Ash Wednesday and Lent by clicking on! (Instagram)