Here we go, the beginning of Lent. Andy said that the girls can participate too by no desserts after dinner. I can give them sweets for snacks like I normally do (which is not daily but sometimes). We are also going to pray as a family for the members of our home fellowship group, give more, and watch no tv from Thurs. night to Fri. night. I am looking forward to this time. Blessings.
I guess the Sunday break is celebrated by lots of Christians as well. From Wikipedia The six Sundays in this period are not counted because each one represents a "mini-Easter," a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death.
From Wikipedia: Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms or Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned.
Lent in the Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.