The Lent season is defined by the forty days between the Ash Wednesday and the Easter Sunday. The most celebrated part of the Lent season is the holy week which starts with the Palm Sunday and then followed by the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, and the Easter Sunday. Since the Good Friday 2018 is near, try to know more about this season so that you can make the best out of the celebration.
History of Good Friday 2018
The celebration of the Lent can be traced back as far as the fourth and fifth centuries. Agricultural societies are mostly the ones that celebrate this kind of season. People who celebrate this way back in time already practiced fasting. Some records say that fasting probably originated due to the climate of the season which is winter. Thus, there is indeed a scarcity in food. The word Lent is believed to have originated from the German term Lenct which means spring or fasting.People also celebrate this good friday in UK.
40 Day Celebration
You may be wondering why the Lent season is only 40 days when you have counted in the calendar that it is actually 46 days. That is true but the main reason why the Lent is only counted to be 40 days is because all Sundays between the palm Sunday and the Easter Sunday are not included in the count. Sunday is the day when Jesus is believed to have been resurrected that is why it is not included in the count. Another possible reason for the 40 day count is that there are some biblical references about the number 40 which may have been adapted for the Lent season.Only April 14, 2018 is good friday.
Colors of the Lent
Just like any other celebration, the Lent season is also symbolized by some standard colors like red, purple, and dark violet. These are the primary colors of the Lent season because they symbolize the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ when he was crucified. Another color for the Lent season is gray. Although this color only becomes a primary color which symbolizes the ash Wednesday.
Those are all the things you need to know about the Lent season. May you enjoy the upcoming lent and maximize your celebration especially on the upcoming Good Friday 2018, where you will be having a solemn day full of prayers and forgiveness.
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