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Lent is a Christian Celebration

Lent is a time when Christians prepare for Easter by reflecting on Jesus Christ's suffering, his sacrifice, life, death, burial and resurrection.  The purpose of Lent is self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by self-denial.  Some Christians use this as a time for fasting, for others it is a time of giving up something one loves i.e.  chocolate or coffee., to experience in a small degree the suffering that Christ experienced.

Lent is 40 days prior to Easter Sunday (Sundays are not included for some).  Ash Wednesday marks the first day.

For more detail and history visit this webpage:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/newsletter/easter/lent.html


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