THE POLITICAL REASON
The lenght of Lent season was said to be the 40 days before Jesus Christ was crucified, not including Sunday. But we have a problem with that explanation since what was agreed upon and written on the Canon Law said it was to commemorate the 40 days Jesus Christ was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. SO, what's really the truth? If we take the position that it was to commemorate the temptation of Christ then we will come up with these: After the temptation there is No Evangelism from Jesus but that He go directly to be crucified. Wow so The False church is telling us to erase the teaching of Christ. That is what it is, why it was signified on the start with Ash Wednesday, the passing through fire (ashes). Then a week before the actual death sentence is the Palm Sunday, which symbolized the Rebelion of the Jewish Nation led by Jesus, so he must be crucified.
Clearly here what the Catholic church is trying to say, Jesus is a rebel of Rome and must suffer the extreme penalty.
PALM SUNDAY: The Triumphant Entry
"Hosanna" is a Latinized transliteration of the Hebrew phrase that means "please save now" or "please help now." The word is used in Psalms 118:25 "Save now, I beseech thee…." Then in verse 26 "Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD."
When the people shouted "Hosanna" they are not Praising Jesus as the son of God but they are Exalting him as KING. A warrior king that will save them from their oppression from Roman empire. People misinterpreted his statement "Thy Kingdom come on Earth" and thought at that time he was speaking of the literal earthly Kingdom.
Why the Palm Tree branches as symbol? About 150 plus years previous to this, was the last time Israel had been independent. This was when Judas Maccabeus, nick named "The Hammer," son of a Jewish priest, had led the people in a war of independence and defeated the Syrians and became King. He adopted the palm branch as a symbol of his victory and Israeli independence.
Now, the Israeli of Jesus time are hungry as well from independent and thought Jesus and his disciple is planning a revolt against Caesar, so when he enter Jerusalem they immediately cut off branches of palm, to uplift the people and to remember the deeds of Judas Maccabeus. So they shout "Hosanna" which means "Save us now!!!"
Here, we can see that RCC is making a statement by making Palm Celebration part of Lent for people to realized that Jesus is a Rebellious Leader.
THE PAGAN REASON
Now aside from the wrong motives of The Jewish Nation to make Jesus a King that will overthrow Roman empirialism there is a far more sinister reason why Lent is celebrated by the false church.
Aside from some disagreement by early Catholics on how long Lent should be celebrated... Obviously like Easter there is no reference to Lent in the Bible, I will share with you some more specific reasons.
The word lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten which means spring, which was derived from the Anglo-Saxon word lenctentid (pronounced LENG-ten-teed), which means the time of lengthening and flowering. The entire spring season was called Lenctentid. The ancient Anglo-Saxons (and other pagans) celebrated the return of spring with rioteous fertility festivals commemorating their goddess of fertility and of springtime, Eastre. In fact, the word Easter is derived from the Scandinavian Ostara and the Teutonic Ostern or Eastre, both pagan goddesses. The complete month of April was called Eostur-monath with the entire month was dedicated to Eostre. The pagan religion taught that Eostre was one responsible for changing a bird into a rabbit, this then is how the rabbit became an Easter symbol. Rabbits symbolize the fertility of springtime. It should be noted that the rabbit's capacity of abundant production of young is especially great at this time of year. I should also tell you that most ancient races, including the Anglo-Saxons, included spring festivals to celebrate the rebirth life, using the Egg was a symbol of fertility, life and re-birth. This is old Latin proverb catches this idea -- Omne vivum ex ovo. This means "all life comes from an egg".
So, how did such pagan things as Lent and Easter (I am not referring to the blessed Resurrection of Jesus Christ) come into the church? Alexander Hislop gives us the answer --
"To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skillful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity—now far sunk in idolatry—in this as in so many other things, to shake hands" (The Two Babylons).
It's a sad thing People want to serve God with all their hearts but they are being misled by their own teacher. It is about time that we truly search God, come to him and call upon His name.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. -- Jeremiah 29:13
See Also The Act Behind Ash Wednesday
..What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. -- Deut. 12:32