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A•scher•mitt•woch      m   Ash Wednesday  
[[Aschermittwoch]] (Ash Wednesday) is the day following Karneval and the first day of Lent. On this day devout Catholics go to church and have a cross of ashes smeared on their foreheads as a reminder of the transience of human life., In Bavaria there is also politischer Aschermittwoch. Each political party holds a mass rally at which it reviews its own policies and more especially those of the other parties. The speakers are not only local politicians but also often the national party leaders. For this reason politischer Aschermittwoch is a focus of attention for the whole of Germany.  
    siehe auch Karneval  
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"Aschermittwoch": examples and translations in context
Am Aschermittwoch 1924 folgte er mir in die Kirche. On Ash Wednesday 1924, he followed me into the church.
Der Aschermittwoch fällt auf einen Montag. Ash Wednesday falls on a Monday.
Ich danke Ihnen aber insbesondere für den Hinweis auf den Aschermittwoch. Thank you in particular for your comment on Ash Wednesday.
Am Montag nach Aschermittwoch erwacht die Stadt mit dem "Morgenstraich". On the Monday following Ash Wednesday the city rises with the "Morgenstraich".
"Es ist später Aschermittwoch." "It's late on Ash Wednesday."
Die Sartiglia wird zweimal im Jahr laufen: der letzte Sonntag des Karnevals, und Dienstag vor Aschermittwoch. The Sartiglia is run twice a year: the last Sunday of Carnival, and the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
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