Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the Christian holy season where Christians give up a vice and go meatless on Fridays for forty days. See the funniest Lenten memes here. Lent is believed to be a time for sacrificing as it’s the season of penance and prayer, which is why many fast, give up meat or rid themselves of delicious treats. It’s almost looked at as a sort of “spring-cleaning” for your life. To learn more about Lent, its rules, and its end date, click here.