The Mi-Carême Calendar
Mi-Carême (Mid-Lent) can be as early as the 26th of February and as late as April 1st.
To calculate the date of the Mi-Carême fête, a movable feast that changes each year, you will have to do the following calculations.
Find the date for Easter that is the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21st.
Lent, that is a period of penance before Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras and ends on the Saturday before Easter.
Mi-Carême is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the Lenten period. This is the halfway point between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
For many years, the parishes of Chéticamp and Saint-Joseph-du-Moine have celebrated Mi-Carême for one week. The festivities begin the Sunday before the fourth Thursday of Lent and end on the following Saturday.
Here are the dates of the Mi-Carême for the years 2017 to 2026: