Can You Eat Meat on Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the start of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

I'm catholic and I want to know if meat is allowed during this day. Can you eat meat on Ash Wednesday?
Many people give up meat or something else. I was taught that we are to emulate Christ during this time.

I think you aren't allowed to eat red meat at all during the season and no meat of any kind on Fridays. Am I correct?

asked by Yellow in Religion | 7100 views | 03-09-2011 at 05:23 PM

If one is observing Ash Wednesday, the answer is no, you can't eat meat.
Catholics at least 14 years old in the United States are obliged to abstain from the eating of meat on Ash Wednesday.

Also, you cannot eat meat on any of the Fridays falling within Lent, although you probably knew that.
There is no special food to eat on Ash Wednesday, any vegetarian or seafood dish is appropriate.

answered by Maurice | 03-09-2011 at 05:24 PM

No, according to the church, you can't eat meat today.
At home, we respect Ash Wednesday and we don't eat red meat for the rest of the week.
Some people claim that you can eat it, since the Lord has said in The Holy Bible "forbid not to eat meat."
I guess it's a personal matter.

answered by Guest | 03-09-2011 at 09:52 PM

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