RIO DE JANEIRO - At the time of writing, day four of the 2010 Carnival is still in full swing, but when this is read, it will be over. Lent will then start on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 3rd of April.
It appears that a lot of people have a lot of Lent'ing to do, judging by the enthusiasm for Carnival celebrating this year.
Lent, the period of prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter, is forty days long, but there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday, the . . .