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Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?

Is Lent a thing of the past – even for Catholics?

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GOING BACK EVEN a generation, Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season was just as significant an event for Irish families as Christmas.

These days, the idea of Lent as a time of restriction or sacrifice is fading, although the chocolate-laden rewards of Easter Sunday are still welcomed by many.

With one in ten Irish people listing ‘no religion’ in the last census, it’s clear that our nation’s ties to typically Catholic traditions like Lent and Advent are loosening – but is there still something to be gained from making a sacrifice for 40 days and nights?

Tell us: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?

Poll Results:

No, we don't mark Lent (48)
Yes, but not for religious reasons (42)
Yes, for religious reasons (27)
I don't know (21)

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