lent

Do Catholics Eat Chicken On Fridays During Lent?
Today is Fat Tuesday, and tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, begins the Catholic season of Lent. It's a time of "giving up" things, and eating fish on Fridays. I was always taught that you can't eat beef or chicken on Fridays during Lent, but I never really knew why. It took some d…
When Is Mardi Gras 2014?
Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a day of celebration, enjoying rich foods, drink and overindulgence all leading up to Ash Wednesday where folks usually fast for the Lenten season.
What Are You Giving Up For Lent?
Tonight is Fat Tuesday - that means tomorrow is the start of Lent and 40 days of giving up something you love.  Or at least that's what Lent used to mean when I was a kid back in the Stone Age!