In school we are starting lent early this year because Easter is now on March 27th. At school we have a school lent bag that we pass around every night so people can look at what is inside it. The colour that represents Easter is purple.
During Lent people can give up something to remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. Many people around the world start Lent on Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes to use up ingredients before they start their fast.