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Why do people get ashes?


Ash Wednesday is a Christian religious observance of the first day of Lent, when repentance ashes are placed on the participants' foreheads, sometimes as a cross. The ashes are of burned palm leaves from the previous year's Palm Sunday celebrations.

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