Friday During Lent

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 15, 2011

Question(s)

The cartoonist is making fun of:
a)  people who eat hot dogs
b)  the man’s desire to observe Lent
c)  the quality of hot dogs sold by New York City vendors
d)  street vendors

2.  Who observes Lent, when and why?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy, the Flyiing McCoys.
























Answer(s)

1. c)  the quality of hot dogs sold by New York City vendors

2. Lent is observed by Christians.  It is the season of preparation before Easter. Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.  Many Christians do not eat meat on Fridays during Lent.

Not all Christian churches observe Lent. Lent is mostly observed by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations.