Millions of Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate Lent. What most don’t know about Lent, however, is that it isn’t all about denying yourself cookies and what not. In fact, Lent is all about spiritual preparation in the run-up to Easter.
Part of Lent is Ash Wednesday, held the day after Shrove Tuesday (which is also Mardi Gras). Ash Wednesday is seen as a day to cleanse one’s soul before Lent begins. Churchgoers typically use ash (or, you know, a marker) to put a cross on their foreheads as a symbol of repentance.
But just because Ash Wednesday and Lent are heavy duty religious happenings, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with them. Check out our collection of the best Ash Wednesday memes, jokes and funny photos above.