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How long is Lent 2018? Start and end dates for the period of fasting

People around the world on 14 February began the 40 days of Lent by observing Ash Wednesday (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Today is Ash Wednesday and it is a significant day for Christians around the world as it marks the start of Lent or the Lenten season.

In case you didn’t know, Shrove Tuesday was yesterday and you may be still full from all the delicious pancakes you have feasted on.

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Shrove Tuesday involves Christians eating up all of the rich foods in their cupboards (for example, making pancakes) to make way for the Lenten… Read the full story

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