How to teach kids about Ash Wednesday?

17 Feb

What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat and repentance.

Lent : Lent start on Ash Wednesday and it occurs 40 days ( not counting sundays) before Easter. People attend mass on this day. Ashes are placed on the forehead in the sign of a cross as a sign of repentance.

Ashes : Ashes are gathered from the burning of the previous year’s palms from Palm sunday.

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