For Christians, Lent is the time of spiritual preparation prior to Easter. During the forty days of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday and concluding on the evening of Holy Thursday, Catholics are supposed to deepen their relationships with God by working to change a behavior or habit for the better.
The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The season is especially noted, by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, for abstaining from meat on Fridays, hence the popularity of the #FridayFishFry.
Learn more about Lent and how local Catholic parishes and ministries are observing the Holy Season here.