Ever wonder why we put ashes on our foreheads during lent or why some people don't eat meat on Fridays? Or perhaps you are wondering why it is suggested that we give something up for Lent. These are all part of a long historical tradition for the season of Lent. Not all Christians practice the traditions the same way. Below are some links to information on the different traditions during this season.
Differences in Lent Between Catholics & Lutherans by Michael Brenner
Lutheran Liturgical Practices During Lent by Mr. Jonathan Swett
Why don't we use alleluias during Lent? ELCA.org
Why and how do we use ashes on Ash Wednesday? ELCA.org