Lent is an important time in the Christian calendar, which takes place 40 days before Easter. This is to mimic the 40-day period in which Jesus fasted in the desert. To remember the time that Jesus spent fasting, Christians often choose to give up something during these 40 days.
Lent is the six-week period of the Christian year leading up to Easter. It always begins on Ash Wednesday.
Lent is celebrated in most Christian countries.
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