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Lent is the Christian period for observing the liturgical year that is from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is for the penitential preparation of the believer. Here is a link you can check out for more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent.

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It starts Feb 22nd and ends April 7th.
It is done as a way to commemorate Christ's 40 day fast and sacrifice of His life.

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Not always. It starts Feb 22 and ends April 7 this year because Easter is April 8 this year and it ends the day before Easter. Easter is not always April 8.
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I know that, but I wasn't about to get into the explanation of why Easter changes. I figured they were only asking about it this year.
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so you have to like stop eating for 40 days?
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No, what most people do is give up something they really enjoy for 40 days, that way it's a sacrifice, and shows appreciation and thanks to Christ for His sacrifice.
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it starts on feb 22nd and goes to april 7th.

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I hope this is someone who was atheist,but now is coming to God. :'D I bet not,maybe just curious....

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There are people who have religion and aren't Christians. Sure you may see them as worshiping a false god or gods based on your beliefs but it is offensive to belittle them as if they are non-believers when they think the same of you and just want to be left alone when it comes to their faith.
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i am christian :P
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it is women

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wow dud3e husshh
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who me or women eater okok :)
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Well Lent starts today.

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hay guh
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what?!
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Lent is the 40 days before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday, the day that Jesus was condemned to die, and ends on Easter, when Jesus supposedly rose from the dead. People usually make some sort of personal sacrifice during that period, like giving up candy or smoking. Practicing Christians may also not eat meat on Fridays during Lent.

Since Lent is a serious thing, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, so that people can get all their partying and vices out of their system while they respect the period of Lent for the next 40 days.

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Lent is the preparation for Easter there are some things you could do if you want like no red meat on Tuesday and blah blah there are a bunch of things for lent there are 40 days of lent. At the end when Easter comes we do this celebration which i forgot what its called. So there here is just the main idea of what Lent is there many different reasons but this is the main one ok.

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Note: Lent is practiced by Catholics not most Protestant Christians.

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Lent is when you sacrifice something that you very commonly use from until Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Though on Fridays you are NOT supposed to eat meat.
P.S today is Ash Wednesday so Lent starts today.

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very smart??
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Lent starts at ash wednesday at ends at easter if your 14-49 u must abstain and dont it meal that much! XD DO U GO TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lent actually starts today and it is celebrated in the Christian and catholic churches as a time of sacrifice before Easter. Most people give up something they enjoy for the four week period.

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lent is everyday! it's the cleaning of your belly button

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it is a christian holiday where you give up something that means most to you so that you can be closer to god someone told be on a website

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when and what is lent?
it's a christian festival.

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Lent is 40 days of fast and prayer for Christians

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