Friday eating habits during Lent in Sicily

In the Christian tradition, Lent is the forty days period of the liturgical year which leads up to Easter devoted to fasting and prayer.

Nowadays, the Lent traditions have lost the central role they use to have in the past in spite of the fact that a significant number of people still participates into church activities and especially to the Friday afternoon Via Crucis.

However, even those who do not go to church on a regular basis, still follow the rule of not eating meat on Friday. Fish markets become even more crowded and with the good quality and great variety of fish in Sicily, fasting does not look like a sacrifice any longer.....

Written on
March 12, 2009