Lent is the period of six weeks (40 days not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It starts on Ash Wednesday. The last week of the celebration is called Holy Week.
What is the story of Lent?
Jesus went into the desert to be on his own so he could fast and pray before beginning his work for God. Jesus was tempted several times whilst he was in the desert but was able to resist. The period leading up to Easter allows Christians to remember Jesus’s fasting in the desert. It is a time of giving things up and a test of self-discipline. During this time, there are many foods that some Christians do not eat, such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. Some Christians just choose to give up something they really enjoy, such as cakes, sweets and chocolate.
We have created your very own Monkey Puzzle Lent Journey! Why not try to choose something that you could give up for the next 40 days? You can then use the attached journey track to help count down the days until Easter Sunday.