Many christians are currently observing Lent, which started on the 18th. Lent was originally the period of time around the equiniox. The word itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'to lengthen' and is a reference to the suns growing power as the amount of sunlight each day lengthens. Now is the time to praise our Earth goddesses, Erce, Sif and Erda as we start to sow our crops. Why the christians celebrate this 'holiday' with self denial is beyond me? Perhaps if you are a christian you give up Jesus for Lent?