Facts about Lent
- Jeevan Mantra Desk
- Feb 22, 2012, 16:04 PM IST
What is Lent?
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter.
When does Lent begin?
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts for six and a half weeks.
This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 22.
When doe Lent end?
Lent ends at Easter which marks the execution of Jesus and then celebrate his rising from death.
The last week of lent begins from Palm Sunday, which celebrates the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. People lay palms at his feet on this day.
The last day of Lent is Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.