25 Funny Ash Wednesday Jokes And Puns for the Lenten Season

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Jessica Amlee

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of reflection and spiritual renewal for Christians around the world. On this day, many Christians attend church services where they receive ashes in the shape of a cross on their foreheads, symbolizing repentance and mortality.

While Ash Wednesday is a solemn and reflective day for Christians, it doesn’t mean we can’t find some humor in the season. Ash Wednesday jokes are a fun and lighthearted way to bring a smile to people’s faces and to remind us that laughter is good for the soul. From knock-knock jokes to puns and one-liners, there are plenty of Ash Wednesday jokes out there to tickle your funny bone. These jokes can be a great way to start a conversation about the meaning of the season and to encourage others to embrace the spirit of Lent with a positive attitude. So if you’re looking for a little levity to brighten your Ash Wednesday, check out some of these jokes and enjoy a good laugh.

Best Ash Wednesday Jokes

What’s Thanos’ favorite holiday?
Ash Wednesday.

Did you hear about the kid who every year on Ash Wednesday, stops using isopropyl in lieu of dryer fluff?
He gives up alcohol for lint.

Knock knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Ash who?)
Ash Wednesday, my dear friend. Let’s give up some bad habits for Lent and make a fresh start!

What did the pastor say to the boy ditching mass on Ash Wednesday?
“Get your ash back over here!”

What is a Christian’s favorite meal between Ash Wednesday and Easter?
Lentil soup!

What did the priest say to the chicken on Ash Wednesday?
“Ashes to ashes, fowl to dust.”

Did you know that today is Sean Connery’s favorite holiday?
Ash Wednesday.

Why did the bear go to church on Ash Wednesday?
He wanted to give up hibernation for Lent.

Why did the coffee addict go to church on Ash Wednesday?
He wanted to give up java for Lent.

A guy walks into a bar on Ash Wednesday and orders a beer.
“I’m really having a hard time trying to decide what to give up for Lent,” he tells the bartender. “Well let me tell you a little cautionary tale about giving things up for Lent,” the bartender says. “A particular family in LA has been abstaining from using one letter of the alphabet for Lent each year, since 2001. It started as a joke, giving up “A” in 2001 and “B” in 2002, but developed into a strong family tradition. This year, one of the members has a tough choice to make. Unlike the rest of the Astleys, Rick made a solemn vow… “

Did you hear about the man who will be giving up spreadsheets for 40 days and 40 nights on Ash Wednesday?
It’s going to be completely Excel Lent.

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What did the Ash Wednesday preacher say to the congregation?
“Remember, today is a day of ashes, not of cash.”

Why did the comedian go to church on Ash Wednesday?
He wanted to get some ash-istance with his material.”

What did the tree say to the priest on Ash Wednesday?
“Can I get some ash leaves too?”

Over the Lenten season, a repentant man chose to abstain from sex. His wife, on the other hand, was unaware of the situation. She expressed an interest in relationships on the second night following Ash Wednesday. He answered, rebuffing her advances, “I’m sorry, honey, but I won’t be able to. It’s Lent.”
She said angrily, “To whom and for how long?”

What is a Pokemon trainer’s favorite holiday?
Ash Wednesday.

What do you call it when you’re burnt out in the middle of the week?
Ash Wednesday!

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Why did the Church’s Congregation seem annoyed after leaving their Church’s Ash Wednesday Service?
They all looked cross.

Why would today have been the perfect day for Putin to launch nukes?
It’s Ash Wednesday.

What’s Hitler’s favorite holiday?
Ash Wednesday.

What day is a Jew’s least favorite day?
It’s Ash Wednesday!

Do you have an Ash Wednesday joke? Post your own Ash Wednesday puns in the comment section below!

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

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