It's Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world.

Many will receive the sign of the cross on their forehead today, using ashes from burned palms from Palm Sunday. Those ashes are blessed with holy water and scented with incense.

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If your hectic schedule doesn't allow you to actually park and walk into church or to attend a mass, many area churches are offering "drive-thru" ashes.

A few places you can get "drive-thru" service:

Besides the great debut of paczki and fastnaught in Western New York, the other obvious Lenten tradition is the great fish fry!  Wanna know where the nearest one is to your current location?  Check out this "Fish Fry Map" from our friends at WGRZ!