Lent and Valentine’s Day are always close to each other but it has been more than 70 years since they have been on the same day. The coming together of these two dates has really rocked a few people to their core. Lent is a religious holiday that lasts 40 days and is marked with fasting and sacrificing pleasures and indulgences leading up to Easter. It has led to more than a few people reconsidering the things they are giving up for Lent because chocolate reigns supreme on this day. Here are a collection of tweets talking about the confusion and sadness people are experiencing as Valentine’s Day and Lent converge.
Valentine’s Day is about to get really sad for some people as many give up love for Lent.
Valentine's Day date idea:
Before dinner take crush to church for Ash Wednesday, when she asks what I'm giving up for lent I'mma hit her with "Not being with you baby girl"
— Ruben Ortiz II (@RubenOrtizII) February 13, 2018
Bruh. That’s savage. At least you have a plan for this joining of the two holidays.
Like, people everywhere are getting ready for their loved ones to just drop them.
Ladies: Hey, Lent starts this Wednesday…what you giving up?
Gents: Valentine's Day
— TWill?????? (@TWill876) February 11, 2018
Seems like these men think they are awfully funny all of a sudden.
One user is being unapologetic about her plan to live her best single life possible this year.
— Melanie (@merranieahn) February 13, 2018
But, wait. What about all the sweets Catholics said they were going to give up?
Valentine’s Day the first day of Lent this year. Catholics are currently pacing outside See’s Candies trying to figure out the right move
— Roopee (@Roopee) February 13, 2018
Chocolate and candies are everything on Valentine’s Day. How many times have you given up chocolate or candy for Valentine’s Day?
Some have started making deals with themselves.
So I’m upset bc lent and Valentine’s Day are the same day…like I’m giving up junk food and sweets but yanno i mean i obvi gotta start Thursday now…
— syd (@sydneyloesch) February 13, 2018
Not a bad plan. As the saying goes, “It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”
But, mainly, people are just mourning the loss of candy to Lent.
Lent really starts the same day as Valentine's Day… ain't no candy for me bih? what kind of sick joke ?
— Jan2? (@MaralinaAntonia) February 13, 2018
It’s really going to be the ultimate test. But, you don’t have to give up sweets. You could give up other things you love as much as candy.
Especially super sale candies the day after Valentine’s Day.
The irony is not lost on me that Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are on the same day this year.
Can you imagine giving up chocolate for #Lent, a mere day before #DiscountedChocolateDay? In this economy??
— Ashley M. Montgomery (@A_MMontgomery) February 13, 2018
Like, that’s the best day to buy your candy. It all has to go and stores are basically giving it away on that day.
Regular Valentine’s Day plans are being canceled.
Lent being so early this year is really putting a damper on my annual Taco Bell Valentine’s Day dinner.
— Chase Sharkfin (@mikecruoglio) February 13, 2018
It is a tragic day when you have to get rid of the special meal you share with your SO every year.
To be fair, some people are totally fine with giving things up on Valentine’s Day.
Aside from Valentine's day, today opens the lent, a season of fasting & praying. It is also a reminder that we are sinners and we should repent & believe in the gospel. ?
— Karen Ramirez (@Imwonderren) February 13, 2018
And they are letting the world know that it really isn’t that big of a deal.
Let us not forget that today is not just a Valentine's Day. This day, we also celebrates the first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence. ?#AshWednesday ?⛪
— Eric Paulo Mendoza (@epmendoza14) February 13, 2018
But so many more people are feeling a little bit like this.
Every Catholic kid knows that feeling when you commit to giving up candy for Lent before you realize that Lent is either before or begins on Valentine’s Day. pic.twitter.com/FRZjW3I1pQ
— Katie Freeman (@katie_freeman28) February 13, 2018