If you were raised in south Louisiana, the question, "did you get your ashes and what are you giving up?" is not at all strange to you. Nearly a third of the state's population is Catholic, and the majority of that number live south of Alexandria.
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. Here are the Top 5 things people say they will be giving up for lent.
Well, Mardi Gras is over and now today is Ash Wednesday, which starts the Lent season. If you are Catholic, then you observe Lent. Today, we help you with your crawfish boil - and your observance of Lent.