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A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating the Season of Lent reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.