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Middle East - "Great Lent" fast
 If you find meat-free Fridays to be tricky, spare a thought for fellow Christians in the Middle East who not only give up meat for the entire period, but also go without dairy, fish, olive oil, eggs, and alcohol. This tradition comes from older fasting practices as well as the Eastern Orthodox church, which follows strict Lenten fasting, with only one meal a day on Mondays to Fridays.

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