WHAT IS LENT?
Lent is 40 days before Easter, (don't count Sundays) The faithful rededicate themselves and converts (see RCIA/RCIC in CONTENTS) are instructed in the faith and prepared for Baptism. (See SACRAMENTS in CONTENTS).
Christians imitate Jesus withdrawal into the desert for 40 days of discern, contemplation, pentanance, and reflection.
Christians observe fasting, and not eating meat on Friday's during this time.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that teaches your bodily appetite to be your servant and not your master.
Children learn Lent as a time to give something they like up for Jesus.
Christians do not observe these traditions on weekends, because the Resurrection is on Sunday.
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