6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lent

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Lent is about far more than simply giving up certain foods in preparation for Easter. To pay homage to the sacrifices Jesus made prior to his crucifixion, those who follow the Christianity and observe Lent live like Jesus would have, which, in part means restricting what and when they can eat. It’s an old practice that has become one of the most important times of year for Christian sects. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the Lenten tradition.

With Lent coming earlier this year, it’s good to get a head start on knowing the dos, don’ts and history of this observance. While some look at it as a simple fast that takes place prior to Easter, others consider it to be one of the biggest events in the Christian calendar. Read up on the practices and be prepared as you embark on this solemn, but important observance.

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