There is a lovely custom attached to Septuagesima Sunday and Pre-Lent: burying the Alleluia.
At Septuagesima we stop, in the traditional rites, singing an Alleluia after the Gradual and, instead, sing a Tract. The Alleluia isn’t heard in Masses of the Season until after Lent. Because of that – long ago people engaged their imaginations and, from a good Catholic spirit and world view, had a little ceremony to “bury” the Alleluia, or a little scroll or plaque, until it would rise from the dead at Easter.
Will your traditional parish or chapel be doing this on Sunday?
Here is something fun. The wonderful Benedictine Sisters of Gower Abbey in Missouri buried the Alleluia a few years ago and sent photos.
“Here lies Al”