The Mardi Gras season has officially ended as of last night with the rolling of Lake Charles Krewe of Krewe's parade.

Now today marks Ash Wednesday and for many people of the Christian faith,  it a time to fast or give up something they love so much for the next 40 days until Good Friday.

When I was growing up not only did you give something up for 40 days, you didn't eat meat on Friday's during lent as well.  That meant a lot of fish fry's and crawfish boils!

I went onto Facebook and Twitter and here are the Top 5 things people are posting saying they will be giving up for the Lent season.

  • 1. Chocolate
  • 2. Drinking (Beer, Liquor or Wine)
  • 3. Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat)
  • 4.  Swearing
  • 5. Soft Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper etc.)

What are you giving up for Lent.  Go to our Facebook Page and post it!