Because Lent follows the liturgical calendar, the exact date that Lent falls each year changes. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is always held 46 days (40 fasting days and 6 Sundays) before Easter Sunday. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon occurring either on or after the spring equinox (March 21). As a result, Easter will always fall between March 22 and April 25. To get the date for Palm Sunday, we go back one full week since it’s the Sunday before Easter Sunday. To find the date for Ash Wednesday, we go back six weeks which leads to the First Sunday of Lent and four days before that is Ash Wednesday. In 2022, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday on March 2nd.