Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning Springtime.
Lent last 40 days, like when Moses was on the mountain and when Jesus was in the wilderness.
The color for lent is Purple, representing sorrow and repentance.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and goes through Easter.
Ashes were applied to Christians foreheads to represent humility and repentance.
Ex. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.