Ash Wednesday
 
Ash Wednesday
 
opens Lent.
Starting
 
as
soon
 
as
Pancake Day
 
is
over,
Lent
 
is
 
a
40-day
fasting
 
season
 
during
 
which
Christians
prepare
for
Easter.
 
The
40
days
 
of
fasting
 
are
in commemoration
 
of
Jesus'
 
time
spent
in
 
the
desert,
 
 
and
many
people
choose
to abstain
from
some
foods
 
 
and
luxuries
during
this
time.