FASTING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FASTING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Photo gallery: Ash Wednesday celebrated around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57637003-68/wednesday-ash-christians-period.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57637003-68/wednesday-ash-christians-period.html.csp">Photo gallery: Ash Wednesday celebrated around the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T12:49:40.989-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 12:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Millions of Christians around the world will be seen with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads Wednesday as they celebrate the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday, as it is called, is 46 days before Easter, which includes six Sundays. For Christians, so begins a 40-day period of prayer and fasting, or abstaining from a particular food they like; the six Sundays during this time are not included in the fasting period. Ashes are placed on the forehead as a reminder of mortality and repenta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576370032014-03-05T12:49:40.989-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T12:49:40.989-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57637003@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:49:40 MDT