Lent begins and for forty days we prepare for Easter. The forty days is representative of Jesus fasting in the desert where he endured temptations of Satan. Not, a fun time.
Among the many traditions during lent there is one that I recall from my youth that is not practiced anymore. The Passiontide.
For the last two weeks of lent the crucifixes and holy statues would be veiled in violet. It was always a bit sad and poignant with a revelation at the ending. All in all it was a nice tradition that enjoyed.
Seems today that there is quite a bit of talk about the reasons for Sacrifice. I have an awesome example.