Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the observation of Lent.
During this 6 week period, Christians of various denominations across the globe will take this time to quietly and solemnly reflect on their faith, prepare for the celebration of Easter, and honor the 40 days Jesus spent enduring and resisting temptation.
If Lent isn't something you were raised to observe, you probably have plenty of other questions about this period of reflection for Christians. Thankfully, we found this helpful and concise article that answers a few of them. Click the link below to read that article and learn a bit about this tradition that dates back hundreds of years!