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When Is Laetare Sunday 2011?

Question: When Is Laetare Sunday 2011?

Laetare Sunday 2011, the Fourth Sunday in Lent 2011, is two weeks before Palm Sunday 2011 and three weeks before Easter 2011. When is Laetare Sunday 2011?

Answer: Laetare Sunday falls on April 3, 2011, just past the midpoint of Lent. For that reason, Laetare Sunday has traditionally been viewed as a day of celebration, on which the austerity of Lent is briefly lessened.

(For more details, see What Is Laetare Sunday?) For the date of Laetare Sunday in other years, see When Is Laetare Sunday?

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