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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.

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