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Lent is a holiday that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Maundy Thursday, lasting exactly 40 days. Lent can begin as early as 4 February but end as late as 22 April. It commemorates the 40 days that Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert while Satan tempted Him.

The holiday season is not as widely celebrated by Protestants as it is by Catholics but it can be celebrated by both regardless of that fact.

It is typically celebrated by a Christian forfeiting something in the name of God for the duration of Lent. For example, a Christian could forfeit candy for the duration of Lent. This is done as a form of worship.


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