Giving up for Lent



When is Lent? 

Lent covers the 40 days ahead of Easter,
starting from Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday and has become a time when people traditionally give something up.

People give up a different things for Lent including alcohol, caffeine, meat, sweets, smoking, favourite foods and even television, internet and social pages, but one of the most popular is chocolate and alcohol. 

What is Lent?

Lent is a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial, traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations.

The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays).

You can help support me 
on my journey 
and help raise money 
for Christian Aid on the link bellow:
Alternatively, you can donate directly to Christian Aid here:

Why 40 days?

The Lent period reflects when Jesus fasted and suffered in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, before he started his ministry.

What will I give up for Lent?


The most important thing isn't just giving up some certain food or habit for Lent, the purpose is to be closer to God and have a great experience with him.  

We should take the 40 days to do our best for God and for one another, starting new habits for the rest of your year, becoming a routine in your life.

This year, I will give up the sugary treats for lent and I will read the bible and pray every day. It's the best way to be closer to God. 

Lent is for reflection, whatever you are doing for Lent, don’t lose sight of the purpose behind the sacrifice or habit.

Some ideias to give up for lent


If you are looking for some other ideas on what to give up, here are some to consider:

 , complaining, Facebook 
, going to the pub, adding salt to meals,
 online shopping, swearing, eating out, gossiping, takeaway, watching TV , smoking, gaming, being late, sugar, meat, unhealthy food, fried food or 
social pages.

An alternative to giving something up is to start a new habit

Give up and Give: Lent Appeal

This year I will be giving up sugary treats for Lent to help raise awareness and also raise money for the Christian Aid charity.

Christian Aid is a great charity that aim to bring an end to poverty around the world.

 They support raising HIV awareness, human rights, fighting gender inequality as well as responding to emergencies. They aim not jut to help fight poverty but its causes too.

You can help support me on my journey and help raise money for Christian Aid on the link bellow:

Alternatively, you can donate directly to Christian Aid here:

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  1. Awww such lovely ideas for Lent! This year, instead of giving things up, I am donating everything I can towards the East African famine :D I am so happy to be given a chance to help people and I hope my donations help someone out there! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara (P.S we should absolutely follow each other on bloglovin or instagram haha :D xx)