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Poll: Do you subscribe to the idea of a Lenten sacrifice?

Do you plan to “give up” some indulgence for Lent, for religious purposes or other reason? We’d like to know…

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TODAY IS ASH Wednesday, which marks the start of the 40-day Lenten period. Once upon a time, in predominately Catholic Ireland, the tradition of “giving up” some luxury or indulgence from now until Easter Sunday was strictly observed.

Is that a tradition you still adhere to? Will you still be ‘giving up’ something for the 40 days of Lent?

Poll Results:

No (1619)
Yes, for other reasons (650)
Yes, for religious reasons (495)

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