Did you get all of the gluttony out of your system on Fat Tuesday? Hope so, because today it's all about Ash Wednesday fasting if you're Catholic. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent – or 40 days before Easter.
Not familiar with Ash Wednesday fasting rules? We've got you covered:
Catholics also go to church on Ash Wednesday to get an ash mark on their foreheads. The ash serves as a reminder that we are mortal and will eventually return to the Earth.
Many Catholics will opt to attend Mass tonight to mark Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. However, it's not required.
Many Catholics also opt to give up one of their vices for Lent. Some choose cigarettes, others soda or candy. The idea is to sacrifice something like Jesus Christ sacrificed his life.
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