What is Lent and how do Christians observe it?

Today, Ash Wednesday, is beginning of Lenten Season

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season for many Christians, especially those who hold to more traditional and liturgical forms of worship. Lent is 40 days long, corresponding to the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, but extends over a period of 46 days because Sundays are not counted as part of the traditional Lenten season.

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