5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Is very popular but some folks don’t know the history or fact behind it, especially young folks.

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the traditional fasting which is the beginning of Lent; its a 40-day season of fasting that is considered preparation for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter. Lent is celebrated as the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday

So this are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday or Lent, Christians date the tradition back to 325 AD.
According to the book of Matthew, Lent mirrors Jesus’ own 40-day period of fasting.
You may ask Where do the ashes come from? The ashes are made by burning the palms.
Why do you think people leave them on their head? As a sign of humility.
Why do we do this? As a reminder of our own sinfulness and that the time to think about our spirituality and life.

 

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