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POLL: What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Today is Ash Wednesday and Christians of many denominations observe the beginning of Lent today by giving up a luxury of some sort for the next 40 days. What are you giving up?

Christians of many denominations began today with the observance of Ash Wednesday, the traditional beginning of Lent. Others are simply nursing the effects of Fat Tuesday.

Over the next 46 days until Easter, Christians are asked to give up a luxury they often enjoy. Some give up meat or video games, while others (my husband's grandmother for one) always gave up candy.

In recent years, the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, has asked that instead of giving up something, parishioners take on something new, such as a charity work or contributing to their communities.

Karl Stier February 22, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I'm giving up the "Who is the Unofficial Mayor of West Roxbury?" poll.
Jennifer Simckowitz February 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I hear that's been very addictive...
Angela Nuss February 22, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Nothing! I already went 38 days w/o pasta. It seems almost everything I Have given up for Lent over the years has been given up more permanently.
nance February 23, 2012 at 02:09 AM
sweets!!!
Len Curreri February 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I guess - Crapy just as good!
Casey Meserve February 23, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I'm not giving up anything, instead I'm taking on stuff, like going for a walk every day.
Pedro Velazquez February 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I'm giving up religion for lent.

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