Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts 40-days (not including Sundays). Christians have observed this season of the church year since the 4th century. During this period, Christians reevaluate their spiritual lives. It's a time for us to have a spiritual check-up and to strive to live the Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally. Lent is a season of repentance/change/renewal.
During Lent, some Christian give up something to remind them of Jesus’ great love and sacrifice. Other Christians do something extra for their spiritual growth, this includes additional opportunities for worship, prayer, offering, and community.