After contemplating for less than a full day, I’ve decided I’ll once again be taking a hiatus from social media for the Lenten season of 2020.
This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. But before Lent even begins, there’s Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, which is a time to “clean the soul,” according to the BBC. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday, priests gather ashes from the previous Palm Sunday (more on that later) and rub them on the congregant’s foreheads.
So my posts on Tuesday, February 26th will be my last until the official end of Lent is on Thursday, April 9, three days before Easter Sunday. In years past when I’ve done this, I’ve waited until Easter Sunday to rejoin social media and that may very well be the case this year as well.
The holiday is 40 days long—not including Sundays. (So, technically, it’s 46 days long.)
As in the past, I will post links to the sites that contain the information that my friends would usually see on my pages. I will also make the same posts to this account on WordPress. I do this for those who are truly interested in following those readings each day. This will require an additional click from my FB page, but think it still allows ample access to the readings.