Lent is the somber preparation time for Christians leading up to Easter.
Chocolate is one of the most popular things to give up for lent. (GETTY IMAGE)
During Lent, many people commit to cleaning up their language by eliminating curse words.
Soda is an everyday beverage for many people, but during Lent, some decide to go without it. (GETTY IMAGE)
Homework is on the list of popular things to give up for Lent, but if parents have any say this "sacrifice" doesn't last long. (GETTY IMAGE)
Drinking to excess? Not during Lent. Alcohol is a popular thing to sacrifice during the 40 days leading up to Easter. (GETTY IMAGE)
Some caffeine fiends commit to forego coffee during Lent. (GETTY IMAGE)
Self improvement and fasting are popular during Lent. Giving up fast food is a popular choice during the 40 days leading up to Easter. (GETTY IMAGE)
Some choose to give up things that are beneficial or enjoyable as a sacrifice during Lent. Meat falls into this category for some of them. (GETTY IMAGE)
Engaging in gossip is a habit many people try to curb during Lent. (GETTY IMAGE)