...cut...I remember it was strongly encouraged that people try to stop cursing and thinking bad thoughts as well giving up dancing and...um, Scrabble . (This is all besides actual fasting.). I'd say there's a lot of giving up.
But we don't practice "giving up something" for Lent; the church has a specific fasting regime which I think I discussed earlier in the thread.
Edited to hopefully phrase my thoughts better.
I remember that- Ex-BF (now very good friend
) is agnostic and I'm non-religious, but we were both baptised. My folks do identify as Christian but they're the type who go to church at Easter time and that's it; his mother, however, is quite devout and church-going. So one year we had a little holiday before Easter and we spent the first part of it at my place (my folks were away for the holiday, in Bulgaria) and the other half at his place, with his family. So, first we were cracking jokes about how we're living in sin and not keeping lent, then when we went to his place he warned me that we should be careful with any displays of affection around his folks, 'cause from *that point of view* lent is a big deal to them.
I've never heard of giving up dancing, though (and I'm from the same country as Andra.)