To kick off the month of March, today begins the season of Lent in the Catholic faith with Ash Wednesday. During this day, many Catholics and Christians prepare themselves for Easter Sunday by following the steps and journey of Jesus during his time spent in the desert. This preparation comes in many forms of fasting and “giving up” items or traits that people would normally indulge in. Followers of the faith do this as a sign of respect and to get closer to Jesus and God. Thanks to Trideo, here is a short video on the explanation of Ash Wednesday and its importance to the season of Lent. What are you planning to give up for Lent? Let us know in the comments below.