What is Lent ?

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What is Lent ?

Lent is the period of fasting and penitence traditionally observed by Christians in preparation for Easter. The length of the Lenten fast, during which observants eat sparingly, was established in the 4th century as 40 days. The 40-day period begins on Ash Wednesday and extends, with the omission of Sundays, to the day before Easter. The observance of fasting or other forms of self-denial during Lent varies within Protestant and Anglican churches. Some people choose to give up something during Lent, such as a favorite food or activity, in order to focus on Christ and remembrance of his sacrifice.


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