ESSENCE Poll: Have You Ever Made it Through the 40 Days of Lent?

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First comes Fat Tuesday, then comes the official start of Lent. Have you ever successfully made it through the Lenten season?

Are you ready for the Lenten season? 

Today marks Fat Tuesday, a day for feasting, partying and saying goodbye to a vice—at least for the next 40 days. 

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Though the Lenten season, lasting through Easter, is traditionally a religious period symbolic of the 40 days that Jesus fasted, its practices have spilled over into the secular community. Be it meat, chocolate, gossiping or Netflix, both religious and non-religious persons use the time to kick a bad habit or take a step back from a daily practice to appreciate its value. 

We want to know—have you ever successfully made it through Lent (no cheating!)? Take our poll and leave us a comment telling us what you're giving up this year.

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QUESTION:
Have you ever made it through the 40 days of Lent?
Yes
65%
No
35%
Total votes: 195

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