Why is Lent popular right now?

(in the Christian religion) an annual season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter, observed by Roman Catholic, Anglican, and certain other churches. (as of March 9 at 05:44 UTC)
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Last verified definition: Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent which in the Christian tradition is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter Sunday. Different denominations use different calendars to set the dates of Lent but it is typically seen as a time for penance & reflection. (as of February 16 at 15:04 UTC)

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