Today marks the day most people will be observing Lent. Lent is 40 days starting on Ash Wednesday all the way to Easter Sunday, the other six Sundays are not counted as fast days, due to the Christian calendar assigning this particular day of the week for feasts.

Some people fast for the whole period of Lent, some Christians will fast only on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Most Catholics will be getting their ashes today and giving up something in observation. It got me thinking, what are the most common things people give up for Lent? Here are the top ten:

  1. Candy and chocolate
  2. Meat
  3. Caffeine drinks
  4. Alcohol
  5. Vaping
  6. Cussing
  7. Drinking
  8. Social media
  9. Gaming
  10. Gossiping

You do not have to be Catholic to give up something for Lent. This is a great time to give up something for many reasons.