Ash Wednesday Observed

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 6, 2008 at 5:20 PM EDT

Today is Ash Wednesday.
People came here to St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church in Binghamton to observe the religious day.
They had a mass service and received ashes.
Ash Wednesday is the the first day of lent. Lent lasts 40 days, and is traditionally a period of personal sacrifice and reflection leading up to Good Friday and Easter.

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