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Wilmington church offers ashes and blessings to go on Ash Wednesday

It's Ash Wednesday -- an important holy day of prayer and fasting for many Christians.

Man to drink only beer during Lent

The season of Lent means Christians are fasting and giving up certain pleasures or vices. One Ohio man is taking a page from history.

‘Rock star for a day’: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes.

More than 200 students decorated in green, gold and purple

Green, gold and purple beads decorated the necks of more than 200 students at Saint Mary Catholic School in Wilmington for the annual Mardi Gras celebration. 

St. Mary Catholic students celebrate Mardi Gras with parade

It's Mardi Gras! Students at St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington celebrated the last day before Lent with one of their most anticipated traditions.

Ash Wednesday starts the 40-day Lent period

Many Christians around the world being observance of Lent today.

Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

videoToday is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday.

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