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      Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent


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      ent

      is the season of prayer and penance in the Christian church.


      It is the period leading up to Easter and lasts 40 days, excluding Sundays.


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      any people give up something during
      Lent, such as food, television or other activities.


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      aking up acts of charity is also customary.

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