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Nimrod Part 9: The real meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent


“The Tradition of the Pretzel. Pretzels began in the 6th century at an Italian monastery. A monk was preparing unleavened bread for Lent and twisted the scraps of bread dough to resemble arms in prayer. He named his creation Pretiola, a word meaning little reward, and gave it as a treat to the children who recited their prayers.” - interesting story


Mohacs Busok (Mask-people from Mohacs town) The Busojaras (Hungarian, meaning "Buso-walking") is an annual celebration of the Sokci (Croatians) living in the town of Mohacs, Hungary, held at the end of the Carnival season and ending the day before Ash Wednesday. (Attila Kisbenedek)