What is Lent and Why are You Supposed to Give Up Something?

What is Lent? Christianity is the religion in which Lent, a period of forty days except Sundays is commemorated. It begins from the Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday. This time is the period of self penitence, reflection and examination. This pious period of forty days is observed in remembrance of the time Jesus spent in the wilderness and deserted places sacrificing all the comforts of his life and enduring the temptations of the Satan. This auspicious time...