Orthodox Christians begin the Lent. It is considered to be one of
the most strict and prolonged fasts. During 49 days before Easter, the religious stop
eating the products of animal origin, fish and oil. At the same time, it’s customary to visit church
more often and help those in need. The church emphasizes that
one shouldn’t see the Lent as a diet. First, people should pay
attention to its spiritual aspect.