Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, March 1st. This means a steady diet of fish.
Growing up a Catholic, we were trained to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays throughout the season of Lent - Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday...
Along with the usual array of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter services at churches around the area from Thursday night through Sunday morning, there are other traditional Easter events this weekend worthy of mention.
It is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent for many Christians around the world. The observance of Lent varies from denomination to denomination, but one activity that is very common during this time of year is the fish fry.