Lent is a Christian tradition celebrated during the 40 days before Easter It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday Many Christians give up something they enjoy, like sweets or video games, as a way of honoring God
What is Lent?
Lent: The period of 40 days before Easter, observed by the Christian Church as a season of fasting, penitence, and prayer. Ash Wednesday: The first day of Lent, marked by the imposition of ashes on the foreheads of worshippers in memory of human mortality and as a sign of repentance. Easter Sunday: The Sunday following Good Friday, celebrated by Christians as the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Do you think Lent is an important religious observance?
- Yes, it is very important.
- No, it is not necessary.
- I'm not sure what it is.
- I don't have an opinion.
In the United States, Mardi Gras got its start due to French Catholic settlers celebrating the last day before the start of Lent. The traditional dish for Lent is called 'Capirotada', which is a Mexican sweet bread pudding that includes cheese, raisins and nuts. The 40 days of Lent represent the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and being tempted by Satan.
Draw / write: What do you think are some of the benefits of undertaking Lent?
Draw / write: How can we practice Lent in our everyday lives?
Brain Break Draw a unicorn wearing a hat riding a whale.
What are some things that you will be giving up for Lent?
What do you think is the purpose of Lent?
Now you have watched the video, explain Lent in your own words