Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:46:10 GMT —
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.
any people give up something during
Lent, such as food, television or other activities.
aking up acts of charity is also customary.