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Lent holiday is not just a Catholic holiday or tradition, but can be observed by anyone wanting to honor the upcoming Easter holiday and when Christ’s 40 day fast in the desert.

To prepare for the holiday, I found a few tips to keep you on track that aren’t too intimidating or difficult.

Decorate your church and/or home in purple, symbolizing both suffering and death, but also royalty and thus hope for the resurrection
Spend the Lent season in prayer, reflection and repentance. Lent is a time for soul-searching, facing great challenges and overcoming mistakes

Follow the tradition of Lent by fasting, done in honor of Christ’s own 40-day fast in the desert. You can do this in whatever way seems appropriate to you – its intensity has varied from total abstinence to refraining from eating meat. Note that some churches focus less on fasting and encourage charitable deeds. For example, visit elderly people, baby-sit for young mothers or visit prisoners.

Read more: How to Observe Lent | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_12835_observe-lent.html#ixzz1G1eVrjDy