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Five Odd Things To Give Up For Lent

Give Up For LentLent is a religious holiday celebrated in the Catholic Church for forty days prior to Easter. The observance begins on Ash Wednesday and goes until Easter Sunday. Traditionally, it is a period of time when worshippers deny themselves something to commemorate the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ. That being said, I was raised Catholic and still give up something for Lent. However, it has become a source of inventiveness with me to give up non-traditional sacrifices. Many people will give up meat or smoking or coffee during the forty days, but I try to go for something that is a bit long-lasting, while being somewhat (at least in my mind) humorous. For all of my Catholic friends out there that are stuck on what to give up for Lent this year, why not try some of these “sacrifices”. While they may be funny and a little absurd, each of them has a special meaning and is not intended to poke fun at religion.

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Posted by Jimm - March 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

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The Story Behind Fat Tuesday And Mardis Gras

Fat Tuesday and Mardis GrasWell, tomorrow kicks off the Lenten Season in the religious world and that means today is considered “Fat Tuesday”.  It’s sort of an odd name for a holiday or event and you’d think people might be offended by it.  I know in my case, every Tuesday is a Fat Tuesday (along with Wednesday, Thursday, the weekends, etc…).  There is actually a lot of significance behind the day that is lost on most people.  So, tonight, while you are out drinking, partying, and throwing beads, you might want to consider the history behind all of the hub bub.  Here are five stories behind Fat Tuesday. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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