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Wednesday Popielcowa 2022. Fasting in Popielec? :: Magazine :: RMF FM

On March 2, 2022, believers in the Catholic Church celebrate Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of Lent. Do you fast on this day? The answer can be found below.

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On Wednesday, March 2, the Catholic Church celebrates Popilek. Gray Wednesday begins Lent or penance time. This year comes with Holy Week and Lent ends with Easter April 17.

Ash Wednesday is a special time for believers attending services on that day, during which the priest sprinkles ashes on their heads. This is also a day of strict fasting. What does this mean?

According to the Code of Canon Law Fasting is fasting of quality and quantity. Therefore, Catholics should avoid meat dishes and eat less food (both incomplete and eating one).

Who should observe strict fasting? When will it fall?


Fasting is valid for two days a year: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This is obligatory for believers between the ages of 18 and 60.

It is mandatory to avoid meat dishes on Ash Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year, except for celebrations (see CIC 1251). This applies to everyone aged fourteen or older. You are encouraged to do moderate exercise on Christmas Eve
– Resolution No. of the Polish Bishops’ Conference of March 13, 2014. Reading an excerpt from 15/364/2014.

During Lent, some Catholics give up eating sweets or drinking alcohol.

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