why doesn't the 40 days of lent include sundays?

why doesn't the 40 days of lent include sundays?
Therefore, when the Church expanded the period of fasting and prayer in preparation for Easter from a few days to 40 days (to mirror Christ's fasting in the desert, before He began His public ministry), Sundays could not be included in the count.
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Do the forty days of Lent include Sundays?
The 40 days of Great Lent includes Sundays, and begins on Clean Monday and are immediately followed by what are considered distinct periods of fasting, Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, which in turn are followed straightway by Holy Week. Great Lent is broken only after the Paschal (Easter) Divine Liturgy.
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How many days is it from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday?
While there are always 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, the six Sundays are not counted as fast days, due to the Christian calendar assigning this particular day of the week for feasts. Feb 18, 2021
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How many Sundays are there in Lent 2021?
So it is 44 days from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday and another two days with Good Friday and Holy Saturday added to give a total of 46 days for Lent. But Sundays are excluded from fasting during Lent and with 6 Sundays removed from the count we get lent being a 40 day liturgical period.
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What are the names of the Sundays in Lent?
Palm Sunday, and Easter-day." We have in Northumberland the following couplet, which gives name to every Sunday in Lent, except the first:? " Tid, and Mid, and Misera, Carling, Palm, and Good-pas Day."
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