5 interesting facts about Ash Wednesday, Lent

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4. Laetare Sunday

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is in the middle of the liturgical season, some churches observe a special date known as Laetare Sunday.

Deriving its name from "Laetare, Jerusalem" or "Rejoice, O Jerusalem," Laetare Sunday is known for being a lighter worship service with a more upbeat and celebratory tone than other Lenten season Sundays.

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