Lent is a season in the Christian Church which focuses on repentance, peneitance, devotion and renewal. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. This is a total of 40 days, excluding Sundays.
Lent is commemoration of the temptation of Jesus Christ and also the Last Supper, His betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death. Three days later, however, He was raised from the dead. This festival is called Easter
It is a tradition in the Western churches to "give up" a pleasure or comfort during Lent.