If you aren’t familiar with
Catholic traditions you might well be wondering what many Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors
are doing walking around with ash on their foreheads.
Whatever you do, don’t
offer to wipe it away! Worshippers mark the season of Lent by fasting and acts
of penitence for past sins.
Marking a cross with wood ash on your forehead
symbolises human mortality and the most solemn of the seasons on the church
calendar ending with Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
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