The 24 hour period exactly 9 months prior to Christmas (the birth of Christ) in which devoted Catholics may indulge in the "Feast of the Annunciation" foregoing Lenten sacrifices, deprivations, promises, etc. without fear of reprisal. In honor of Mary, on her Immaculate Conception.
I gave up chocolate and alcohol for Lent, but a coworker's brother's priest said that we had a lent freebie today on the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25th).
by MonDarc March 25, 2011