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  1. Mardi Gras Fast FactsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | KBMT

    Here's a look at what you need to know about Mardi Gras, a celebration held the day before the fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Carnival is celebrated in countries with large Roman Catholic populations.

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  2. Lent Fast FactsRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2014 | KBMT

    Here's a look at what you need to know about Lent, a season of prayer and penance in the Christian church and a period of preparation for the Easter season. In the Western church, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and ends at midnight on Easter Saturday.

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  3. Easter & Holy Week Fast FactsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | KBMT

    ... and clothing were laid in his path. In some churches, the palms are saved and burnt into ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday of the next year. Good Friday April 3, 2015 - For Christians, it is a day of mourning and penance. Good Friday marks the day ...

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  4. Start Your Carnival Preparations NowRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | PR Log

    ... one of the best places to buy feathers for carnival costumes and decoration. Most of the carnivals end before Ash Wednesday that is falling on 18th February 2015. Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent period. Lent is the 40 day period of fasting ...

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  5. Pope to visit the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | CNN

    ... to Rome on April 3. The Pope blesses the altar at Rome's Santa Sabina church as he celebrates Mass on March 5, Ash Wednesday. Daniele De Sanctis, a 19-month-old child dressed up as a pope, is handed to Francis as the pontiff is driven through the ...

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  6. The True Meaning of SacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Examiner.com

    ... inconvenience or sorrow. Lent was a time to firmly implant the idea of sacrifice into our minds and hearts. On Ash Wednesday, everyone made his or her "official" announcement about what he or she was going to "give up" for Lent. The 5-cent cartons ...

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  7. Germany Voted as the Best Country in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | International Business Times

    Carnival revellers pose for a picture as they attend the start of the carnival season in Cologne November 11, 2014. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11, people mark the official start of carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.

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  8. 35 Festivals Around the World You Don't Want to MissRead the original story

    Monday Nov 10 | Lifehack.org

    ... king cake parties. The festivities are concentrated in the two weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. This festival is held in the municipality of Tultepec, where about half of Mexico's fireworks are produced. It began in the ...

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  9. Why I am Giving up Facebook for LentRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 4 | Catholic.net

    ... more deeply what it is that I should be doing, or not doing, for Lent - for God. This year was no different; Ash Wednesday loomed on the calendar and I began asking, What will it be this year, Lord? Let me know, please, and I will obey. At this ...

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  10. Fasting and Church TeachingRead the original story

    Monday Nov 3 | Catholic.net

    ... so let's look at what the Church's official documents say regarding the practice of fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. 1) The Church's laws regarding fast and abstinence today are very mild. As such, they are minimums. One can go beyond what they ...

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  11. AllRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Iceland Review

    ... celebrated in the Nordic countries at this time of year. Hence, it's much more of an Icelandic tradition than Ash Wednesday , which I've called Iceland's answer to Halloween. As stated on Wikipedia , many scholars argue that All Hallows' Eve is a ...

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  12. Pope pushes back at creationistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | CNN

    ... to Rome on April 3. The Pope blesses the altar at Rome's Santa Sabina church as he celebrates Mass on March 5, Ash Wednesday. Daniele De Sanctis, a 19-month-old child dressed up as a pope, is handed to Francis as the pontiff is driven through the ... 1 comment

  13. Dismissed Bend priest files complaint against Diocese of BakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Bend Bulletin

    ... according to the complaint, "when Bishop Cary gets through with Father Radloff, he won't be allowed to perform Ash Wednesday mass at a mini-mart." Bill Buchanan, a Bend attorney representing Radloff, said given the conditions placed on him by Cary ...

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  14. Sutter: A dangerous flip-flopRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | CNN

    ... to Rome on April 3. The Pope blesses the altar at Rome's Santa Sabina church as he celebrates Mass on March 5, Ash Wednesday. Daniele De Sanctis, a 19-month-old child dressed up as a pope, is handed to Francis as the pontiff is driven through the ...

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  15. Similarities and Vital Distinctions Between Judaism and ChristianityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Buzzle.com

    ... Jesus), Good Friday (death of Jesus), Sunday (day of rest), Easter (resurrection of Jesus), Lent (time between Ash Wednesday and Easter), saints' feast days : Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the calendar year), Sukkot (celebration of harvest), Simchat ...

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  16. Las Chin wants review of public holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | Jamaica Observer

    Lascelles Chin, chairman of the Lasco Group of Companies, wants a review of the structure of public holidays, in a strategic move towards increasing productivity. "In the name of increased production and productivity, I am calling for a restructuring of the public holidays, except of course for Christmas and Ash Wednesday, which are holy, religious days," Chin appealed.

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  17. Organization & Club News: Thursday, September 25, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    ... A discussion on possible future events, including a Christmas Raffle, a not-so-silent auction, potato soup for Ash Wednesday, and a possible candy sale, just to name a few. Join us Oct. 14 and bring your ideas. Our new gals will surely infuse us ...

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  18. Wild extravaganzas: Colombia's top 10 festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Inside Colombia

    ... four main days in which Carnival is officially celebrated-the Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, before Ash Wednesday. The most popular activities are the Battle of the Flowers, the Grand Parade, The 84th Street Parade and The Funeral of ...

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  19. Late Night: Letty Owings, Age 89, Recalls More New Orleans HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Pam's House Blend

    ... at night, happen more and more frequently as the weeks approach the "real" Mardi Gras on Shrove Tuesday before Ash Wednesday . As an aside - "Shrove" days are set aside for celebration and excesses not allowed during Lent. The date of Mardi Gras is ...

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  20. Ap Photos: Editor selections from Latin AmericaRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2014 | 590ktie.com

    ... Roman Catholic priest in Colombia walked through his church's neighborhood to offer blessings to commuters on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent season of prayer and fasting before Easter.

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