|Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:05 PM|
Lent is the period when many Christians abstain from something they love from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday (the day before Good Friday).
Traditionally, meat has been the object of abstinence.
The concept of Carnival is actually based on the Christian Lenten Season, names for the Latin Carne-vale meaning Farewell to Flesh.
Carnevale originated in Italy, where Catholics would hold massive formal parties on the day before Ash Wednesday.
Martedi Grasso or Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday was meant as the day to clean out the pantry of foods that are forbidden over the next 40 days of Lent.
This practice spread throughout Europe and then to the Caribbean as Europeans gained control of the islands.
The custom of donning masks for these festivities originated in Venice.
The Lenten fast ends on Holy Thursday, although Good Friday is also a day of abstaining from meat.
Maintaining your fast during Lent can be a bit difficult, but Caribbean Soul can help!
Our fish offerings are broad, from Blackened Salmon or Escovitch Snapper to Curry Coconut Salmon or Brown Stew King Fish. We have Whiting Strips and Catfish Strips, Rundown Salmon (cooked in coconut cream) and Codfish Cakes.
Stop by for dinner on your way home to dine-in or carry out.
There’s no reason to be tempted to break your fast during Lent when you can come to Caribbean Soul!