February 22nd

Maastricht Calendar OK, officially the drill is you first go to church, attend Mass and receive a little cross of ashes on your forehead – it is the first day of Lent, the 40 day period of fasting and introspection preceding Easter.

Officially… most people will have a day of recuperation, nursing sore feet and throats and maybe stopping by a café for some herring to combat the hangover.