Today is Ash Wednesday.
It is the first day of Lent.
Lent will last for 40 days (and 6 Sundays) and will finish with Easter.
Some of us will give up things we like for Lent, or we will try and be nice to others.
We got ashes on our foreheads today to remind ourselves that we have come from dust and ashes and that when we die we will become dust and ashes again.
We are alive now.
Now is the time to live like good Christians and to love God and love others.
We will try to be nice to each other, especially this Lent.
We also wear the ashes so other people will know that we are trying to be good followers of Christ.
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