Today is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of the Catholic observance before Easter, known as Lent. During this 40-day period it’s traditional to give something, you’re fond of, up as penance. A common one is to give up sweet things or often people use Lent as a second chance to come good on their New Year’s resolutions.
In the era of new technology an online Lent Tracker has been established that gathers information from Twitter. So far this year it seems that chocolate, alcohol, social networks and sweets are the clear winners but some really weird choices made the list such as “you”, “Tony Abbott”, “being a muggle” and more.
For the whole list check out the 2015 Lent Tracker here.
Here’s a list of the top ten things people will give up this Lent:
4. Social networking
10. Fast food