PEARTREE LIFE: Experiencing Languages

Lent has begun!


At Peartree, we had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday 25th February. This delicious treat was provided by Nathan, who brought his home-made pancakes for everyone at the school!






Pancake day begins a period traditionally called ‘Lent’ It is a period of all kinds of fasting. Throughout Christendom, the season of Lent is celebrated for 40 days before Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on the evening before Resurrection Sunday. It is a period of reflection, repentance, and self-denial for many Christians (replicating Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan over 40 days)

40 is an important number in the Jewish-Christian Scriptures, for example:

''In Genesis, the flood which destroyed the earth was brought about by 40 days and nights of rain.
The Hebrews spent 40 years in the wilderness before reaching the land promised to them by God.
Moses fasted for 40 days before receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai.
Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the wilderness in preparation for his ministry.''

And other references...

Coming from an Old English word, Lent is associated with the words ‘long’ and ‘spring’, perhaps referring to the lengthening of days in the spring (yay!).

Are you giving up anything for Lent?

Sources:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/lent_1.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

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Peartree Languages is a language school located in Cardiff.

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