Nope! I was raised Catholic untill about the 2nd grade and we did back then. Since then we've attended a non-denominational Christian church so no more lent. I do miss the good fish fries all over the town where I grew up though!
I'll enjoy a tasty pancake but as a lapsed Catholic I will enjoy testing anyone around me's faith by scoffing more grubbings than ever
I wish anyone luck over Lent (or Ramadan- which will be especially difficult this year in England as it hits more of the summer months) as it is incredibly hard to deprive yourself of anything in the modern world
Lent is the 40 Days and Nights preceding the holy week of Easter. It is a time when those who practice the Catholic faith give up something for the full 40 days. Some people give up decadent things such as Chocolate or personal things such as giving up swearing. It is almost like a shorter version of a new year resolution.
I plan on donating my time to the locan animal shelter at least once a week. I have been putting it off for a while. I used to volunteer there when I had more time while in school.
The three traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigor during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbor). Today, some people give up something they enjoy, and often give the time or money spent doing that to charitable purposes or organizations.
I thought it was the period before Easter, when Christ had not yet risen from the dead. But it's been sooo long that I really can't remember. Obviously, it's fallen out of my families traditions! Look it up in Wilkepedia. I sure have to!