Today marks the first day of Lent Season runs from March 2 and ends a day before Easter Sunday, which lands on April 17.

Lent lasts 40 days which offers many Lenten practices. These practices are about bringing a change within ourselves and changing our hearts.

Christians attend a special church service to receive ash on their foreheads. This ash represents mortality within a person as well as sinfulness. These ashes are usually made from burned palm branches and are applied as a cross on someone’s forehead.

There isn’t an exact date on when the tradition began but, it is believed that it started approximately around 325 AD.

One of the most noticeable practices throughout Lent Season is not consuming meat on Fridays.

For more information on Ash Wednesday and Lent Season, please visit the article down below published by NDTV.