Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and runs up to Easter.
This year Lent commences with Ash Wednesday, February 13 and lasts until Holy Thursday evening, March 30. Lent is marked by many Christians in the 40-day run-up to Easter. Often considered a time to practice sacrifice, many Catholics for years gave up eating meat on Fridays. Check out our Readers Choice list for Best Fish Fry in the Muskego area, as well as a list of churches in the area. McDonald's also recently rolled out its new nugget-sized filet-o-fish just a week before Lent. What about you — are you planning to give anything up for Lent? Tell us in the comment section below.
From Lenten traditions to the Easter bunny, colored eggs, candy and fast food, check out these fun and interesting facts about the holiday.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Easter is one of those holidays that is more about religion than fanfare, and for this reason, it’s one that some people may not know too much about. For instance, why is there an Easter bunny and why on earth does it bring candy and eggs in a basket?. So without further ado, we bring you some tidbits (sourced, of course, from many dutiful Google searches). For a comprehensive look at the holiday, check out the facts on History.com. For Christians, Easter is the celebration of the day Jesus rose to heaven after having been crucified on the cross. While many religious folks only celebrate on this day, the devout practice good faith through the Easter season or “Lent,” which is the observance of the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in the …