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I thought that since I read so much about Eids and Ramadan on the blogs it was time to mention how religiously motivated fasting is done over here.
Not that this applies in any way to me, what with me being a Protestant, but anyway.
From last Wednesday on (the last day of the Carnival season) until Easter good Catholics are fasting. (Very good Catholics do this every Friday by the way.) This is rather different from the way Muslims fast during Ramadan.
Some clever person at some point in time came up with the idea that it’s fasting already if you don’t eat any meat. It’s allowed to eat cheese instead. Or fish. *makes a thoughtful face* Er, call me Mrs Silly, but fish is meat, but anyway. And of course potatoes and vegetables and stuff. I suppose stuffing your face with the food allowed would be frowned upon, as is eating sweets and the like.
To be fair, there are a very few who really fast in that time, but that is not the rule.
But I have been thinking. I have not only been forgoing meat (including fish!), but all animal products for…. oh dear…. can it really be 8 years already? Now, I think that’s hardcore enough to allow me chips and the like in return and make me a Saint or something.