Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. This is when Lent begins.
Lent lasts for six and a half weeks.
The date for Lent changes every year, that means it is a moveable feast. Lent ends on Easter Sunday when Jesus was raised for the dead. It is a time when we can give up sweets, maybe decide to help out more at home or maybe go to mass in the mornings. Click onto the link here to got to Woodlands Junior School age about Lent. There is also some interesting information about similar fasting customs (not eating) in other religions such as Muslims, Jews and Hindius.
Leave a comment here to tell us what special thing you are doing for Lent.