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Lent: Call to Conversion: Frequently Asked Questions About Lent     View
Questions and answers about this Christian religious observance that precedes Easter. Answers questions such as, "Why do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent?" "Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday ...

The Days of Holy Week     View
This site describes the history behind important religious days occurring in the week prior to Easter (the last week of Lent): Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Also includes details about how these days are currently obse ...

The Great Lent: A Week by Week Meaning     View
Greek Orthodox perspective on The Great Lent, the Orthodox observance of the forty days of fasting and penitence prior to Pascha, or Easter (held in the Greek Orthodox Church on a different calendar than most other Christian denominations). Discusses ...

Mothering Sunday     View
Brief information about this British holiday celebrated on "the fourth Sunday of Lent. ... Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and fami ...

How Easter Works     View
Explains "the origin and significance of the Easter holiday and of many of the traditions associated with it." Includes information about religious observations, such as Lent and Shrove Tuesday, and cultural customs, such as the Easter Bunn ...

Carnival of Venice     View
This site presents information about the annual pre-Lent carnival featuring fantastic masked and costumed participants that has been held in Venice, Italy, for hundreds of years. Provides brief historical information, photographs of recent carnivals, ...     View
Contains photo and video tours of the New Orleans parades, dates of Mardi Gras for the next few years, a FAQ for first-time visitors, tips on attending the celebrations with children, webcams, a glossary, history, and an explanation of the traditions ...


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