What is Lent?

LENT begins on Ash Wednesday, and marks the beginning of the 40 day fast ahead of Easter. But when is the first day of Lent in 2017? By REISS SMITH PUBLISHED: 11:32, Tue, Feb 28, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:41, Tue, Feb 28, 2017 When is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday is the first…