What is Lent?
Lent is a season of the Christian Year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.
When is Lent? It’s the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes Sundays because every Sunday is like a little Easter. Basically, it’s about one-tenth of a year (like a tithe of time). Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday. This year it’s from March 1 (Ash Wednesday) to April 16 (Easter), 2017.