Lent is a big deal in many parts of the world right now. In Germany, though people have been leaving the church in recent years, this may have more to do with saving on taxes owed to the church ("Kirchensteuer") than loss of faith. Most people in Germany do feel affiliated with the Protestant or Catholic religions.
This Lent - thing has a bunch of food restrictions on it. Well, now just a few but it used to be many more. Take a look at this article on Lent in the Middle Ages to find out more. Also, don't miss out on reading all about almonds and their uses in German food.
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