School closings and delays

Plugged In: What are you giving up for Lent?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Today marks the start of Lent.

It’s the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter where many Christians give something up as remembrance for the time Jesus was said to have spent fasting.

A website called OpenBible looked at social media to determine what are the most popular things people are giving up.

While the data for 2016 isn’t yet complete, the initial findings are that chocolate, alcohol, and social media make up the top five things people are giving up.

School, meat, sweets, coffee, and soda complete the top ten.

Here is the full list:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Social networking
  3. Alcohol
  4. Twitter
  5. Facebook
  6. School
  7. Meat
  8. Sweets
  9. Coffee
  10. Soda

Are you giving up anything for Lent? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you are giving up. Todd Meany might read your comments during Plugged In from 6:30 – 9 a.m.