After the revelry of Carnival, comes the sober time of Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
Observations for everyday of Lent.
Throughout the Catholic world Carnival is a big celebration with the purpose of getting all the craziness out of people's systems so they'll be ready for the solemnity of Lent.
The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the National Council are deductible. The Council's tax identification number is 13-5562362.