Alaska Fish Radio: Lent Begins, Busiest Six Weeks for Seafood Sales
Today is Ash Wednesday - the start of Lent, a time of fasting and soul searching for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world.
The word Lent derives from the Old English lencten, meaning spring. Many believers will give up favorite foods during Lent, or they’ll devote time to volunteering or charity work.
And what the peak holiday selling season from Thanksgiving to Christmas means to retailers, Lent means to the seafood industry.
Food Services of America, for example, reports that Ash Wednesday is the busiest day of...
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