(WFLX) - Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday.
A season of prayer and penance in the Christian Church, Lent is the period leading up to Easter. It lasts 40 days.
Many people give up something during Lent, such as certain food, television or other activities. Taking up acts of charity is also customary.
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