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What Is Lent? [Infographic]

Lent officially starts today, and the whole of Christendom is gearing up to celebrate this 40-day season. The origins of Lent go back to the time of Jesus Christ, when he was crucified for the sin of mankind and rose again after the third day. The period of commemoration is based on the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert, where he resisted Satan’s temptations.

Different religions or denominations celebrate Lent in their own ways, but in many cases, tradition dictates that this season be commemorated by fasting or abstaining from certain food and activities. For those who need a quick reference on how Lent is celebrated, here is a handy infographic which will give you the essential information.

What is Lent

What is Lent

Depending on your religion, you will have to avoid milk or meat during this season. For Roman Catholics, abstinence from meat is only required during Ash Wednesday – that’s today – and on Fridays.

The best thing to do is to stick to vegetables, grains, and fruits for the next 40 days. Fish is also a tasty alternative to meat. You have plenty of choices when it comes to these food items, and your health will only be better for it! Even if your religion does not require abstaining from eating certain food items during Lent, you might want to try out more recipes using vegetables, fruits, grains, and fish.

From the 9th of March (Ash Wednesday) to the 24th of April (Easter Sunday), we at Recipe Finder wish you a meaningful commemoration of Lent!

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